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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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  Marlene (TV Mini Series documentary) (filming)
 2022 Rheingold
 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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I used to think that a film can change the world, just like rock n'roll has changed the world. But I now realize that one film can't do that. The most difficult thing for The Cut (2014) was its reception. I received criticism from all over the world. Both sides beat the shit out of me. Which I suppose means it has something, right? My reason to do The Cut was because so many people don't know ... See more »

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Fatih Akin studied 'Visual Communication' at Hamburg's 'College of Fine Arts (Hochschule der Bildenden Künste)' from 1994 to 2000. He never went to a conventional film school. See more »

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