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.