Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin

Highest Rated: 91% Head-On (2004)

Lowest Rated: 37% New York, I Love You (2009)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1973

Birthplace: Hamburg, West Germany

Fatih Akin, the German-born son of Turkish immigrants, wrote and directed his first film, "Short Sharp Shock," in 1998 and won immediate acclaim for his sympathetic portrayal of ethnic German youth struggling to find their identities. Akin, who has made the issue of Turkish culture and values a recurring theme in his work, found major international success with his 2004 film, "Head-On," which chronicles the life of a Turkish man who gives up on life after the death of his wife. The following year he directed the Turkish music documentary "Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul," which featured interviews and performances from many actors and musicians. The well-received documentary was narrated by "Head-On" composer Alexander Hacke, a member of the groundbreaking experimental music group Einstürzende Neubauten. Akin 's 2007 drama, "The Edge of Heaven," garnered international accolades for its powerful story of a man who travels to Istanbul to find a long-lost love, and was also selected (but not accepted) as Germany's Oscar entry that year. A few years later, Akin contributed a segment to "New York, I Love You," an anthology film set in New York City, and directed a short film for the German docu-series "Deutschland 09-13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
52% 76% The Golden Glove Director,
Writer,
Producer
$6K 2019
77% 71% In the Fade Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2017
67% 72% Goodbye Berlin Director - 2016
No Score Yet 71% Adiós Berlín Director,
Screenwriter
- 2016
60% 66% The Cut Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$28.1K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mamarosh Producer - 2013
No Score Yet 25% Polluting Paradise Director,
Producer
- 2012
73% 74% Soul Kitchen Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$274.4K 2009
37% 37% New York, I Love You Director $1.6M 2009
63% 51% Chiko Producer - 2008
90% 89% The Edge of Heaven Director,
Writer,
Producer
$741.3K 2007
89% 87% Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Director,
Writer,
Producer
$70.5K 2005
No Score Yet 73% Kebab Connection Writer - 2004
91% 93% Head-On Director,
Writer,
Co-Producer
$367.8K 2004
No Score Yet 88% Solino Director - 2003
89% 89% In July Director,
Writer
- 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kismet Tony (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 77% Short Sharp Shock Director,
Writer
- 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back in Trouble Kebab-Fatih (Character) - 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018

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