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The Cut Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Poland, Russia, Turkey 2014 | 138 min | OV with English subtitles, OV | Colour | FF 2014

Fatih Akin

FATIH AKIN (*1973 in Hamburg) is one of Germany’s most successful and internationally recognized directors. His fourth film "Gegen die Wand" won the Golden Bear in 2004, along with the German and European Film Prizes. "Auf der anderen Seite" ran in competition at Cannes in 2005 and won the award for best screenplay. FILMFEST HAMBURG has shown several of Akin’s films, including "Soul Kitchen" (2009) and "The Cut" (2014) and in 2014 awarded him the Douglas Sirk Prize.

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Mardin, 1915: one night, the Turkish gendarmerie round up all the Armenian men. The young blacksmith Nazaret Manoogian is separated from his family. After he manages to escape the horror of the genocide, years later he learns that his twin daughters also survived. Obsessed with the idea of finding them, he begins looking. His search takes him from the deserts of Mesopotamis via Havanna to the prairies of North Dakota. On his odyssey, he meets all varieties of humanity: angelically good characters, but also the devil in human form.

With The Cut, Fatih Akin completes his trilogy Love, Death and Devils. Gegen die Wand [Head-On] (2004) tells of the uncompromising will to live of a young German-Turkish woman, who has to experience that there is often only a hair's breadth between pain and love. Auf der anderen Seite [The Edge of Heaven] (2007) is the story of six people whose paths cross without touching. Only death brings them together. The Cut deals with the devil. The film is about the evil in humans, about what we do to other people. Unconsciously or willingly, because the boundary between good and evil is often fluid. The last part of the trilogy is also marked by Fatih Akin's world view: "The Cut became a very personal film: its content addresses my conscience and its form addresses my love for the cinema."

Original title: The Cut
Film type: Fiction Feature
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Section: Caleidoscope
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Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles, OV
Director: Fatih Akin
Screenplay: Fatih Akin, Mardik Martin
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram J. Khoury, Hindi Zahra, Kevork Malikyan, Bartu Küçükçağlayan, Trine Dyrholm, Moritz Bleibtreu
Producer: Fatih Akin, Karl Baumgartner, Reinhard Brundig, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst
Director of Photography: Rainer Klausmann
Music: Alexander Hacke
Production Design: Allan Starski
Editor: Andrew Bird
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
Printsource:
German Distributor: Pandora Film
World Sales: The Match Factory
Production: bombero international; Pyramide Productions; Pandora Film; corazón international; NDR; ARD Degeto; France 3 Cinéma; dorje film; Mars Media Entertainment; Opus Film; Jordan Films; Anadolu Kültür
Contact: The Match Factory: festivals@matchfactory.de

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