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The Cut

A film by Fatih Akin

Synopsis

Mardin, 1915: one night, the Turkish police round up all the Armenian men in the city, including the young blacksmith, Nazaret Manoogian, who is separated from his family. Years later, after managing to survive the horrors of the genocide, he hears that his two daugthers are also still alive. He becomes fixated on the idea of finding them and sets off to track them down. His search takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts and Havana to the barren and desolate prairies of North Dakota. On this odyssey, he encounters a range of very different people: angelic and kind-hearted characters, but also the devil incarnate.

Cast

Nazaret Manoogian : Tahar Rahim 
Krikor : Simon Abkarian 
Omar Nasreddin : Makram J. Khoury 
Rakel : Hindi Zahra 
Hagob Nakashian : Kevork Malikyan 
Mehmet : Bartu Küçükçağlayan 
Orphanage's Director : Trine Dyrholm 
Peter Edelman : Moritz Bleibtreu 
Hrant : Akin Gazi 
Vahan : George Georgiou 
Ani : Arévik Martirossian 
Mrs Nakashian : Arsinée Khanjian

Crew

A movie by Fatih Akin
Screenplay : Fatih Akin, Mardik Martin
Photography : Rainer Klausmann (BVK)
Editing : Andrew Bird
Set : Allan Starski
1st Assistant
Director : Ralph Remstedt
Cast : Beatrice Kruger (CSA, U.I.C.D.)
Costume designer : Katrin Aschendorf
Make-up : Waldemar Pokromski
Original music : Alexander Hacke
Sound : Jean-Paul Mugel
Production manager : Marcus Loges
Produced by : Fatih Akin, Karl Baumgartner, Reinhard Brundig, Nurhan Şekerci-Porst, Flaminio Zadra
Co-producers : Fabienne Vonier, Francis Boespflug, Alberto Fanni, Valerio de Paolis, Ruben Dishdishyan, Aram Movsesyan, Laurette Bourassa, Doug Steeden, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczyńska
Executive co-producer : Stéphane Parthenay
Associate producers : Ali Akdeniz, Ali Betil NDR
Program Director : Christian Granderath

Production information

A Bombero International production
In coproduction with Pyramide Productions, Pandora Film, Corazón International, NDR, ARD Degeto, France 3 Cinéma, Dorje Film, Bim Distribuzione, Mars Media Entertainment, Opus Film, Jordan Films, Anadolu Kültür
With the support of Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderungsanstalt, Film- Und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia - Film - Und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen, Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, FFA Minitraité, EU MEDIA Program – I2i Audiovisuel, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée)
With the participation of : Canal +, France Télévisions, Ciné +, Government of Alberta, Alberta Multimedia Development Fund, Polish Film Institute, Malta Film Commission

Technical information

France - Germany
Year of production : 2014
Length : 138 min

Festivals and awards

Official Selection Venise 2014 - Compétition

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