Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

The Cut

Friday 24 a las 13:00 h


Village Recoleta - Vicente López y Junín
Room: 1

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The mass murder in 1915 by the Ottomans of the minority Armenian population is still a hugely controversial subject, especially in Turkey where there is resistance to assuming a retrospective burden of genocidal shame. Fatih Akin has made it the starting-point for his first English-language movie. It’s a big, ambitious, continent-spanning piece of work, concerned to show the Armenian horror was absorbed into the bloodstream of immigrant-descended population in the United States. The embattled hero Nazareth is torn from his wife and twin daughters by the Ottoman authorities for a supposed military conscription which is nothing more than a forced march heading to racial annihilation. But he encounters decent Turks: a civilian prisoner who pretends to cut his throat at the orders of a soldier, but merely stabs him in the neck, leaving Nazareth alive but mute. Nazareth scrambles away, an undead fugitive from history, and becomes obsessed with one thing: finding his daughters, a mission which will take him on a journey of thousands of miles. PB

Spanish title: El corte
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 138
Seconds: 0

D: Fatih Akin

G: Fatih Akin, Mardik Martin

F: Rainer Klausmann

E: Andrew Bird

DA: Allan Starski

S: Jean-Paul Mugel

M: Alexander Hacke

P: Fatih Akin, Karl Baumgartner, Reinhard Brundig

CP: Bombero International


Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram J. Khoury, Hindi Zahra, Kevork Malikian


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Wendsday 22 - 19:30 h
Village Recoleta Room: 1
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Fatih Akin Alemania

The son of Turkish parents, he was born in 1973 in Hamburg. He studied Visual Communication at the Hamburg School of Fine Arts. He won a Golden Bear for Head On in 2004 and was awarded at Cannes for the film The Edge of Heaven (2007; Bafici ‘08). In 2009 he released Soul Kitchen and won the Special Prize at the Venice Film Festival. 

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