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Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005)

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 ... See full summary »

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Ahmed Ulug ...
Himself - Doublemoon Musiklabel
Cem Yegul ...
Himself - Doublemoon Musiklabel
Mehmed Ulug ...
Himself - Doublemoon Musiklabel
Baba Zula ...
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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)  »

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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

One of the singers of Turkish music sang in Turkish language that appear on the movie is a Canadian called Brenna MacGrimmon. 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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Love of Istanbul and music blend well
10 June 2005 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Faith Akin has made me realize once more the deepness of my passion for this city called Istanbul. Being addressed as a city of cultural mosaics, Faith Akin has contributed to that addressing through the mosaics of music performed in the film. What's more, the climax of the film,in my opinion, is the scene where Muzeyyen Senar (a Turkish music diva) sings at age 86 as well as she had done in her younger years and rolls the raki glass in the air without pouring out one drop, which is a traditional act in raki culture. She is just marvellous. Sezen Aksu (a Turkish pop singer) with her mystical and meaningful looks at the end of her song which gives the film its Turkish title makes the scene no less than a climax. Last but not least, the wonderful scenery of Istanbul can make you feel nostalgic if you are away. Beware!


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