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Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul ()


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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... See more »

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Ahmed Ulug ...
Himself - Doublemoon Musiklabel
Cem Yegul ...
Himself - Doublemoon Musiklabel
Mehmed Ulug ...
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Baba Zula ...
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Orient Expressions ...
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Duman ...
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Replikas ...
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Peyote Hasan ...
Himself - Erkin-Koray-Fan
Erkin Koray ...
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Istanbul Style Breakers ...
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Mercan Dede ...
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Selcuk ...
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Brenna MacCrimmon ...
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Selim Sesler ...
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Siyasiyabend ...
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Nur Ceylan ...
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Aynur Dogan ...
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Hasan Saltik ...
Himself - Kalan Musik
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Müzeyyen Senar ...
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Directed by

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Fatih Akin

Written by

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Fatih Akin ... ()

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Ali Akdeniz ... line producer
Fatih Akin ... producer
Sandra Harzer ... producer (as Sandra Harzer-Kux)
Christian Kux ... producer
Klaus Maeck ... producer
Tina Mersmann ... line producer
Nurhan Sekerci-Porst ... consulting producer (as Nurhan Sekerci)
Andreas Thiel ... producer

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Hervé Dieu

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Andrew Bird

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Shermin Langhoff ... assistant director

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Johannes Grehl ... sound
Andreas Hildebrandt ... sound designer / sound editor

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Wolf Bosse ... digital artist
Dirk Frischmuth ... digital artist
Frank Mirwald ... colorist
Sonja Spader ... title designer
Ralf Wacker ... digital intermediate / visual effects coordinator

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Fatih Akin ... camera operator: second unit
Thierry Taieb ... camera operator

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Ceza ... musician

Transportation Department

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Celal Demir ... transportation

Other crew

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Fatih Akin ... translator
Nevra Koçoglu ... co-production coordinator / production coordinator: Turkey
Erhan Ozogul ... production accountant

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Aksel Kamber ... additional thanks: Panfilm
Birol Ünel ... thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Istanbul hatirasi - Köprüyü geçmek (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Cruzando el puente: los sonidos de Estambul (Spain)
  • Zvok Istanbula (Slovenia)
  • Zycie jest muzyka (Poland)
  • По ту сторону Босфора (Russia)
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  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Rivalry amongst various Turkish musicians as to who was going to be in the film was very intense. Percussionist Burhan Öçal told the press that he was featured heavily. His remarks led to several other musicians pulling out of the project as they didn't want Ocal to get more time than them. Ironically, Ocal didn't make the final cut at all. See more »
Movie Connections References Head-On (2004). 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 »

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