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THE CUT

by Fatih Akin

synopsis

Mardin, 1915: one night, the Turkish police rounds up all the Armenian men in the city, including the young blacksmith, Nazaret Manoogian, who is separated from his family. Years later, after managing to survive the horrors of the genocide, he hears that his two daughters are also still alive. He becomes fixated on the idea of finding them and sets off to track them down. His search takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts and Havana to the barren and desolate prairies of North Dakota. On this odyssey, he encounters a range of very different people: angelic and kind-hearted characters, but also the devil incarnate.

international title: The Cut
original title: The Cut
country: Germany
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Fatih Akin
film run: 138'
release date: DE 16/10/2014, NL 04/12/2014, FR 14/01/2015, IT 05/04/2015, BE 3/06/2015
screenplay: Fatih Akin, Mardik Martin
cast: Tahar Rahim, George Georgiou, Makram Khoury, Akin Gazi, Lara Heller, Numan Acar, Dustin MacDougall
cinematography by: Rainer Klausmann
film editing: Andrew Bird
art director: Frank Bollinger, Charlo Dalli
producer: Fatih Akin, Karl Baumgartner, Reinhard Brundig, Fabienne Vonier
production: Bombero International, Pandora Filmproduktion, Corazón International, Pyramide Productions
backing: Filmförderung HSH, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia, Medienboard BB, FFA, BKM, DFFF, Eurimages
distributor: Pandora Film Distribution, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Pyramide Distribution, Cinéart

main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2014 In competition
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