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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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In the Fade Director
(2017)
Head-On Director
(2004)
Soul Kitchen Director
(2009)
(2007)

Filmography

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 2017 In the Fade
 2014/I The Cut
 2012 Garbage in the Garden of Eden (Documentary)
 2009 Soul Kitchen
 2009 Germany 09: 13 Short Films About the State of the 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 "The Evil Old Songs")
 2004 Head-On
 2002 Solino
 2000 In July
 1996 Getürkt (Short)
 1995 Sensin - Du bist es! (Short)
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Spouse:

Monique Akin  (2 children)

Relatives:

Cem Akin (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

[on Rainer Werner Fassbinder] Comparisons with Fassbinder have followed me around since my first film, Short Sharp Shock (1998). Critics said that the character Gabriel, who emerges from prison determined never to return to crime, reminded them of Franz Biberkopf in Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980). It's funny, because I hadn't even seen the film at the time. I admire Fassbinder, but he ... See more »

Trivia:

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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