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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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Storyline

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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Very Successful
5 June 2005 | by aytunaSee all my reviews

It is a very great film (documentary) about Istanbul and their people and it's music of every kind. Editing and the success of the director is very impressive. I've been interested with Faith Akin since I saw the "Gegen die Wand" ("Head-On") ("Duvara Karsı") and I admired his work very much but this one has been the most touching one for me so I'm here writing this. It is not just about Turks or something like that, it is a very good biography of a city and how music stay alive in it we can say. There are views of many people and so very variant ideas about even life and love. I liked it very much and I thing anyone and everyone should see it, NOT ONLY but especially the ones anyhow related with Turkey...


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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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