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Fatih Akin (I)


Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg of Turkish parentage. He began studying Visual Communications at Hamburg's College of Fine Arts in 1994. His collaboration with Wueste Film also dates from this time. In 1995, he wrote and directed his first short feature, "Sensin - You're The One!" ("Sensin - Du Bist Es!"), which received the Audience Award ... See full bio »

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38 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Head-On
Head-On Director
(2004)
The Edge of Heaven
(2007)
Soul Kitchen
Soul Kitchen Director
(2009)
New York, I Love You
(2008)

Filmography

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 2016 Tschick (attached)
 2014/I The Cut
 2012 Müll im Garten Eden (Documentary)
 2009 Soul Kitchen
 2009 Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation (segment "Der Name Murat Kurnaz")
 2008 New York, I Love You (segment "Fatih Akin")
 2007 Altyapi (TV Short documentary)
 2004 Visions of Europe (segment "Die alten bösen Lieder")
 2004 Head-On
 2002 Solino
 2000 In July
 1996 Getürkt (Short)
 1995 Sensin - Du bist es! (Short)
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[on his inspirations for The Cut (2014)] Elia Kazan's America America (1963), certain aesthetics of the cinematography, as well as shooting the film in English and naturally the long voyage of the young man through the impoverished towns and villages on the way to Constantinople. (...) I had Westerns in my mind to inspire me, The Searchers (1956) by John Ford, and also Homer's 'The Odyssey' ... See more »

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Fatih Akin and his wife Monique, who is of German-Mexican descent, live together with their two children (born 2005 and 2011) in Hamburg-Altona (Germany), where he was born. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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