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The Cut (2014)

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In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

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Omar Nasreddin
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Rakel
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Hagob Nakashian
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Mehmet
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Orphanage Headmistress
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Mrs. Nakashian
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Hrant
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Levon
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Vahan
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Ani
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Lucine
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This film is based on the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire 1915, which resulted in the forced migration and diaspora of the Armenian minority. One day a young family man, Nazaret Manoogian, gets deported by the Turkish authorities together with all the other Armenian men from his native village of Mardin. He becomes a forced laborer and only survives the mass murder by chance and an act of kindness, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night the devastated Nazaret learns that his daughters may still be alive and didn't die like his wife from starvation, violence or rape on death marches. Nazaret goes on a quest to find them and travels from his small village through the Mesopotamian deserts to the sea, always looking for clues that might lead him to his children. Nazaret's epic journey will take him from Asia to America, from the end to a new beginning... Written by Anonymous

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16 October 2014 (Germany)  »

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El padre  »

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Budget:

€16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,880 (USA) (25 September 2015)

Gross:

$28,066 (USA) (13 November 2015)
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Fatih Akin on the message of The Cut (2014): "I come from a religious family, with strict dogmas and it took a while to get rid of them. I now have my own definition of what is right and wrong, good and evil. You can say I'm a spiritual person. The film is about that: Someone losing his religion but getting the sense of spirituality." See more »

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Features The Kid (1921) See more »

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Cuban Rumba
© Traditional
performed by Corinna Ludzuweit, Percussion
Jan Hengmit, Upright Bass
(P) 2014 Bureau B
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The story is epic almost biblical and unforgettable.
24 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found "The Cut" to be quite an amazing film. The story is epic almost biblical and unforgettable. Through the horrors of the Armenian genocide a few acts of humanity make all the difference. It's probably not the best film for the flapjack eating simpleton but if you can handle subtitles, respect other cultures and appreciate profound human experience, pick this one up. It certainly beats the prepackaged, formula, market tested, predictable hogwash vomited out of Hollywood year after year.


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