The Cut

Spotlight

North American Premiere

Germany | 139 MINUTES | Arabic, Armenian, Spanish | English subtitles

THE CUT

Drama
Fatih Akin’s historic epic follows one man’s journey through the Ottoman Empire after surviving the 1915 Armenian genocide. Uprooted from his home in Mardin, Nazaret (A Prophet’s Tahar Rahim), pushes onwards as a forced laborer. His hope is revived when he learns that his daughters might still be alive, leading him on a journey to America in search of them.

The acclaimed German filmmaker of Turkish descent, Fatih Akin (Head On, The Edge of Heaven) is back with a story of human odyssey in the vein of Elia Kazan’s America America. Co-written by Marik Martin (Mean Streets, Raging Bull), The Cut marks an important event in 20th century history that is rarely depicted on screen, yet at the same time delivers the story of a personal quest. In the end, the fate of an individual is intimately bounded to the irresistible forces of history.

—Frédéric Boyer

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin is one of Europe's most influential European directors after achieving international success with The Edge of Heaven, which won the prize for Best Screenplay at Festival de Cannes.
Director
Fatih Akin
Screenwriter
Fatih Akin, Mardik Martin
Producer
Fatih Akin, Karl Baumgartner
Editor
Andrew Bird
Cinematographer
Rainer Klausmann
Executive Producer
Nurhan Sekerci

CONTACTS

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