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The CutMardin, 1915: a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and becomes fixated on the idea of finding them and sets off to track them down.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Cut"Fatih AkinBirthdate: 25 August 1973, Hamburg, West Germany
Creators of "The Cut"Fatih AkinBirthdate: 25 August 1973, Hamburg, West GermanyMardik MartinBirthdate: 16 September 1936, Iran
Critic Reviews of "The Cut"Washington PostOctober 29, 2015
Akin uses a visually compelling yet sober, almost restrained, aesthetic that differs from the more full-throttle approach of some of his previous work.Philadelphia InquirerOctober 15, 2015
Despite its visual beauty and Rahim's extraordinary, and silent, performance, the film never quite manages to connect on an emotional level.Chicago ReaderOctober 01, 2015
Akin has mischievously called the movie a western, and his wide-screen photography gives a sweeping sense of the vast distances separating the hero from his girls.New York Magazine/VultureSeptember 20, 2015
The Cut is a haunting movie, but there are times when one wonders whether Akin should go more for the emotional jugular, rub our faces in the monstrosity he's depicting.RogerEbert.comSeptember 18, 2015
"The Cut" is not an optimistic film, but it presents a scenario rich enough to make you want to be optimistic.Los Angeles TimesSeptember 17, 2015
This depiction could be seen as an allegory of the millions who have been displaced by the Syrian war and continue to fight for their survival as refugees.The Film StageMarch 20, 2016
Its historical devils are never really front and center, and The Cut could, in fact, be described as the most hopeful genocide drama ever.Seanax.comFebruary 12, 2016
He's a man traversing the frontier and isolated pockets of humanity (not always welcoming) to find the promised land of family, and Akin and cinematographer Rainer Klausmann find astounding backdrops for his odyssey...Film-Forward.comOctober 09, 2015
Bombardment of images resonates from Holocaust films. . .Powerful travelogue visuals almost overwhelm the enormity of Armenian genocide and the cross-continental diaspora.NewcitySeptember 30, 2015
[Akin] is s a resourceful collector of the sounds and sensations of the contemporary world... but there are only a few vividly imagined moments in [this] muted, somber passage...Blu-ray.comSeptember 24, 2015
Those with a greater patience for streamlined, propulsive storytelling will be rewarded with a riveting saga of parental determination and historical horror.
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