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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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Head-On
Head-On Director
(2004)
Soul Kitchen
Soul Kitchen Director
(2009)
The Edge of Heaven
(2007)
In the Fade
In the Fade Director
(2017)

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 2017 In the Fade
 2016 Tschick
 2014/I The Cut
 2012 Müll im Garten Eden (Documentary)
 2009 Soul Kitchen
 2009 Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der 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 "Die alten bösen Lieder")
 2004 Head-On
 2002 Solino
 2000 In July
 1996 Getürkt (Short)
 1995 Sensin - Du bist es! (Short)
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[on informing the Turkish audience about the historic Armenian Genocide through The Cut (2014)] I believe in that. Certain people may not need it. But other people need another rhetoric to understand this, I don't want to be preachy or act as a teacher but I want to create empathy. I made the film so that the Turkish audience could identify with an Armenian hero, which isn't easy. To do this you ... See more »

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Two of his films were submitted for the Best Foreign Langugage Film category of The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008): The Edge of Heaven (2007) (as director, writer and producer) for Germany and Takva (2006) (as producer) for Turkey (September 2007). See more »

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