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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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 2004 Ein krasser Deal (TV Movie)
 2001 Planet der Kannibalen
Mr. Dark
 2001 Die Liebenden vom Hotel von Osman (Short)
 2001 A Goddamn Job
Ex Gott
 2001 The Experiment
Taxifahrer (voice)
 2000 In July
Rumänischer Grenzbeamter
 1999/I Kismet
 1999 The Last Flight (Short)
 1998 Short Sharp Shock
 1997 Back in Trouble
 1997 Trickser (TV Movie)
 1997 Einsatz Hamburg Süd (TV Series)
- Der Zeuge (1997) ... Feroz
 1996 Getürkt (Short)
 1996 SK Babies (TV Series)
- Schuldig auf Verdacht (1996) ... Bekir
 1996 Stadtklinik (TV Series)
Mehmet Gürsel
- Vermisst (1996) ... Mehmet Gürsel
 1995 Sensin - Du bist es! (Short)
 1994 Doppelter Einsatz (TV Series)
- Falsche Freunde (1994) ... Erdal
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What I'm always trying to say is, this Turkish-German gap, you know, or this connecting element of the two nations, or systems, or worlds - you can change that and put other things instead. Mexico and the U.S., same thing. See more »


Two of his films were submitted for the Best Foreign Langugage Film category of The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008): The Edge of Heaven (2007) (as director, writer and producer) for Germany and Takva: A Man's Fear of God (2006) (as producer) for Turkey (September 2007). See more »

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