The math is pretty simple: put together Turkish-German auteur Fatih Akin (“Head-On,” “Edge of Heaven”) with one of our favorite actors Tahar Rahim (“A Prophet,” “The Past“), and it’s no brainer that the filmmaker’s “The Cut” would make our list of 12 Films To See In September. Today we have an exclusive clip from the drama.
Endorsed by Martin Scorsese, who has called the film “a genuine, hand-made epic of the type that people just don’t make anymore,” the story follows Armenian Nazaret Manoogian, who is separated from his family after being rounded up by the Turkish police. Years later, after managing to survive the horrors of the genocide of the Armenian genocide from 1915-1917, he hears that his twin daughters are still alive and sets out on a journey to find them. And in this clip, Nazaret makes it one step closer to seeing his children.
“The Cut” opens in limited release on September 18th. Watch below.