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Watch: Exclusive Trailer for Fatih Akin’s Intense ‘The Cut’, To Screen at Venice

Watch: Exclusive Trailer for Fatih Akin's Intense 'The Cut', To Screen at Venice

After a five year hiatus from narrative filmmaking, German filmmaker Fatih Akin returns with "The Cut" — a dark survival drama set in the midst of the Armenian Genocide.

"The Cut," which will premiere in competition at the end of next month at the Venice International Film Festival, tells the story of a young man who is separated from his family via deportation. After learning that his daughters may still be alive, the man goes searching far and wide across the world, in hopes of reuniting with them.

The subtitled trailer, which you can watch exclusively below, manages to provide a rather heavy introduction to the main character’s struggle without spoiling the whole plot.

To see the full list of films that are screening alongside "The Cut," click here.

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‘Turkey, of which I am a part of, is ready for this film’
Fatih Akın
‘The Cut’, shot by Fatih Akın in four continents, with a large budget, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival held from 27 August to 6 September. Akın, as always, spoke frankly in this first interview about the film, and stated that his greatest wish was for the film to be screened in major theatres in Turkey.


Հարգանքնէրս -Respect


Yes, he is German of Turkish origin. Or as we say in German "Deutsch-Türke" that is like Irish-American. Many Turkish-Germans still have ties to Turkey and are aware of the cultural-political atmosphere.


well, he is german. he is born and raised in hamburg, germany and has the german citizenship. his parents are of turkish origins, though.

Roy Wol

Hi, Shipra – I think its important to mention that Fatih is not exactly German. Especially since he is making a film about an Armenian subject, I think its imperative you mention that he is in fact Turkish.

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