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    Venice Reviews: Akin’s 'The Cut' Stars Rahim, Costanza’s 'Hungry Hearts' Stars Driver

    “The Cut” is Fatih Akin’s reach for the big time, and sad to say he comes up short. The popular German-Turkish director has made a lot of different kinds of films, from inter-cultural dramas (“Head On”) and comedies (“Soul Kitchen”), to romantic comedy/road-trips (“In July”) and documentaries (“Cros...

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    Venice Review: Fatih Akin's 'The Cut' Falls Short of Its Ambition

    The Armenian genocide is explored with mixed results, but takes place on a grander scale than anything else in Akin's career to date.

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    Venice Review: Fatih Akin’s ‘The Cut’ Starring Tahar Rahim

    When Turkish-German auteur Fatih Akin pulled “The Cut” from the Cannes slate citing “personal reasons,” the rumor mill went to work overtime. Certainly, Cannes would have seemed like the natural home for the filmmaker’s next opus, so if, as was suggested, he had not been guaranteed the competition s...

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    Venice Film Festival 2014 Picks by Richard Lormand

    Once again the publicist/ producer Richard Lormand has made his picks for the Venice Film Festival. His choices invariably are top-notch and his notes on the films show a deep love for his work.

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    Fatih Akin Explains Why He Pulled 'The Cut' From Cannes & How It's Influenced By Terrence Malick & Martin Scorsese

    The Venice Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, and among our 10 Most Anticipated Films of the fest is Fatih Akin's "The Cut," but it's arriving on the Lido with a bit of baggage. Earlier this year, a minor stir resulted when the filmmaker pulled his movie from the Cannes Film Festival citing "personal...

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    German Films in Venice and Toronto

    There will again be a wide range of German films in the program when the Venice International Film Festival opens its doors for the 71st time on 27 August 2014 as the world's oldest existing film festival. German cinema is also prominently represented at the most important North American festival in...

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    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.

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    Venice Trailer: Fatih Akin's 'The Cut' Starring Tahar Rahim Plus Official Synopsis And First Images

    Some slight waves were made earlier this year when Fatih Akin pulled his forthcoming "The Cut" from the Cannes Film Festival citing "personal reasons." So we figured the movie would wind up somewhere else on the 2014 fall festival slate, and indeed, it's now at Venice and the first trailer has arriv...

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    A First Look at Fatih Akin's 'The Cut,' Pulled from Cannes

    Fatih Akin raised eyebrows this year when he pulled his new film, "The Cut," from the Cannes lineup just days before it was due to premiere.

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    Director Fatih Akin Pulls 'The Cut' Starring Tahar Rahim From The Cannes Film Festival

    In our Cannes Film Festival predictions, we were feeling pretty good about Fatih Akin's "The Cut" making the lineup. He's already a fave at the fest, winning the screenplay prize in 2007 for “The Edge of Heaven,” and just last year he was on the ground with his documentary “Polluting Paradise.” And ...

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