THE CUT
THE CUT


SYNOPSIS
Third part of the trilogy “Liebe, Tod und Teufel” /////////// 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.

DIRECTORFatih Akin
YEAR2014
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSVenice Competition 2014
PRODUCERSproduced by Fatih Akin
Karl Baumgartner
Reinhard Brundig /////////// Fabienne Vonier
Francis Boespflug
Alberto Fanni
Valerio de Paolis
Ruben Dishdishyan
Aram Movsesyan
Laurette Bourassa
Doug Steeden
Piotr Dzieciol
Ewa Puszczynska (co-producers) Nurhan Şekerci-Porst
Flaminio Zadra (executive producers) Stéphane Parthenay (co-executive producer) Ali Akdeniz
Ali Betil (associate producers)
CO PRODUCTION WITHbombero international presents in co-production with Pyramide Productions
Pandora Film
corazón international
NDR/Hamburg & ARD Degeto
France 3 Cinéma
Dorje Film
BIM Distribuzione
Mars Media Entertainment
Opus Film
Jordan Films
Anadolu Kültür
PRODUCTIONMarcus Loges (line producer)
SUPPORTED BYFilmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
DFFF-German Federal Film Fund
FFA-German Federal Film Board
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
Nordmedia
Eurimages
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
BKM
MEDIA
Polish Film Institute
Government of Alberta
Canada Tax Credit
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (CNC)
Malta Film Commission /////////// with the participation of Canal+
France Télévisions
Ciné+
WORLD SALESThe Match Factory
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORPandora Film Verleih
LENGTH138 min.
FORMATDCP/35mm
cinemascope
colour
Dolby Digital
SHOOTING LOCATIONGermany (Studio Cologne
Hamburg
Berlin)
Cuba
Canada
Jordan
Malta
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEEnglish, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Spanish
CASTTahar Rahim with Simon Abkarian
Makram J. Khoury
Hindi Zahra
Kevork Malikyan
Bartu Küçükçağlayan
Trine Dyrholm
Moritz Bleibtreu
Arsinée Khanjian
Akin Gazi and Arévik Martirossian
WRITERSFatih Akin (writer)
Mardik Martin (co-writer)
CASTINGBeatrice Kruger
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYRainer Klausmann
EDITINGAndrew Bird
MUSICAlexander Hacke
SOUNDRichard Borowski (re-recording mixer)
original sound (Jean-Paul Mugel)
Kai Storck (sound supervisor)
ART DIRECTIONAllan Starski
COSTUMESKatrin Aschendorf
MAKE UP HAIRWaldemar Pokromski (key make-up artist)
LINKSwww.pandorafilm.de