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Strand Releasing Acquires Armenian Genocide Drama ‘The Cut’

Strand Releasing Acquires Armenian Genocide Drama 'The Cut'

Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. distribution rights to “The Cut,” directed by Faith Akin.

The film tells the story of a young man who is deported from his village and must go in search of his daughters. The search leads him to a diverse array of places: from Turkey to the Havana,the Mesopotamian desert to North Dakota. This year, the German drama was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.

Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing and Brigitte Suarez of The Match Factory brokered the deal.”We are delighted to team up again with Strand for ‘The Cut,’ especially in view of the previous successful cooperation on Fatih Akin’s ‘The Edge of Heaven,'” said Michael Weber of The Match Factory. “‘The Cut’ is a very personal film for the director, about a topic that has been haunting him for a long time – the persecution and discrimination of the Armenians in 1915 – and it’s good to have the film in the good hands of Marcus and Jon at Strand.”

“We are so happy to collaborate with our longterm partners in the U.S. once again, since they will have collectively released Fatih’s trilogy” said producer Nurhan Sekerci-Porst and Akin in a joint comment.

Strand plans for a spring 2015 release.

READ MORE: Venice Review: Fatih Akin’s ‘The Cut’ Falls Short of Its Ambition

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