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Ahmed Ulug ...
Himself - Doublemoon Musiklabel
Cem Yegul ...
Himself - Doublemoon Musiklabel
Mehmed Ulug ...
Himself - Doublemoon Musiklabel
Baba Zula ...
Themselves
Orient Expressions ...
Themselves
Duman ...
Themselves
Replikas ...
Themselves
Peyote Hasan ...
Himself - Erkin-Koray-Fan
Erkin Koray ...
Himself
Ceza ...
Himself
Ayben ...
Herself
Istanbul Style Breakers ...
Themselves
MercanDede ...
Himself (as Mercan Dede)
Selcuk ...
Himself
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Award-winning director Fatih Akin takes us on a journey through Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, and challenges familiar notions of east and west. He looks at the vibrant musical scene which includes traditional Turkish music plus rock and hip-hop. Written by Anonymous

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27 May 2005 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Atravessando a Ponte - O Som de Istambul  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,161 (USA) (9 June 2006)

Gross:

$70,535 (USA) (8 December 2006)
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Trivia

Rivalry amongst various Turkish musicians as to who was going to be in the film was very intense. Percussionist Burhan Öçal told the press that he was featured heavily. His remarks led to several other musicians pulling out of the project as they didn't want Ocal to get more time than them. Ironically, Ocal didn't make the final cut at all. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown in old vinyl record sleeves moving to the rhythm of a Turkish version of Madonna's "Music" song. The record sleeves show the original Turkish pictures from the 60-80's but the modified texts for the crew displayed in proper old fonts. See more »

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References Head-On (2004) See more »

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Very Successful
5 June 2005 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

It is a very great film (documentary) about Istanbul and their people and it's music of every kind. Editing and the success of the director is very impressive. I've been interested with Faith Akin since I saw the "Gegen die Wand" ("Head-On") ("Duvara Karsı") and I admired his work very much but this one has been the most touching one for me so I'm here writing this. It is not just about Turks or something like that, it is a very good biography of a city and how music stay alive in it we can say. There are views of many people and so very variant ideas about even life and love. I liked it very much and I thing anyone and everyone should see it, NOT ONLY but especially the ones anyhow related with Turkey...


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