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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 »

Director:

Fatih Akin

Writer:

Fatih Akin
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Hacke ... Self
Ahmed Ulug Ahmed Ulug ... Self - Doublemoon Musiklabel
Cem Yegul Cem Yegul ... Self - Doublemoon Musiklabel
Mehmed Ulug Mehmed Ulug ... Self - Doublemoon Musiklabel
Baba Zula Baba Zula ... Themselves
Orient Expressions Orient Expressions ... Themselves
Duman Duman ... Themselves
Replikas Replikas ... Themselves
Peyote Hasan Peyote Hasan ... Self - Erkin-Koray-Fan
Erkin Koray Erkin Koray ... Self
Ceza ... Self
Ayben ... Self
Istanbul Style Breakers Istanbul Style Breakers ... Themselves
Mercan Dede Mercan Dede ... Self
Selcuk Selcuk ... Self
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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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Documentary | Music

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Trivia

The project began when Alexander Hacke worked on the soundtrack to Akin's "Head-On". The film has a strong Turkish connection that Hacke drew on for his score. He was bewitched by these new sounds he was being exposed to. For "Head-On", Hacke recorded with Selim Sesler's orchestra. As neither artist had a common language, they had to communicate through music. 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 »

Connections

References Head-On (2004) See more »

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A wonderful mixture of music and the city!
30 May 2005 | by OpusSDeiSee all my reviews

By watching this film you will not only explore the "Turkish music" but will also explore the city of Istanbul with wonderful pictures and scenes from all over the important regions of the city.There are lots of delightful conversations with all sorts of musicians and their thoughts about music,culture.There is also discussions about the mixture of east and west like Istanbul has,how they make their music, how do they see themselves comparing to other country's musicians.It consists the music of Ceza,Duman,Baba Zula,Aynur,Müzeyyan Senar,Orhan Gencebay..The Turkish Queen of Music Sezen Aksu...An important work of art!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany | Turkey

Language:

Turkish | German | Kurdish | English

Release Date:

27 May 2005 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Atravessando a Ponte - O Som de Istambul See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,161, 11 June 2006

Gross USA:

$70,685

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$704,094
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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