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The Cut (2015)

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Mardin, 1915. One night, the Turkish police rounds up all the Armenian men in the city, including the young blacksmith, Nazaret Manoogian, who is separated from his family. Years later, after managing to survive the horrors of the genocide, he learns his two daughters are also still alive. Determined to find them, his search takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts and Havana to the barren and desolate prairies of North Dakota. On his journey, he encounters a range of very different people from the angelic and kind hearted to the devil incarnate.

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Cast

Tahar Rahim
as Nazaret Manoogian
Makram Khoury
as Omar Nasreddin
Kevork Malikyan
as Hagob Nakashian
Moritz Bleibtreu
as Peter Edelman
Arsinée Khanjian
as Mrs. Nakashian
Sevan Stephan
as Baron Boghos
Ali Akdeniz
as Priest, Priest (Voice)
Dina Fakhoury
as Lucinee Manoogian (Child)
Akin Gazi
as Hrant
Zein Fakhoury
as Arsinee Manoogian (Child)
Andrea Hessayon
as Mrs. Balakian
Akin Gazt
as Hrant
Baker Qabbani
as Nazarets Father
Mehmet Yilmaz
as Turkish Gendarmes
Mahir Oral
as Turkish Gendarmes
Adam Bousdoukos
as Priest in Caravan
Jenia Jabaji
as Girl on Death March
Önder Çakar
as Governor's Assistant
Sesede Terziyan
as Mother of Armenian Girl
Alaa Abdel Hasan
as Hungry Boy
Onder Cakar
as Governor's Assistant
Korkmaz Arslan
as Leader of Mercenaries
Murat Akagunduz
as Mercenary
Numan Acar
as Leader of Deserters
Ali Elayan
as Bedouin
Josephine Lloyd-Welcome
as Armenian Grandmother
Ralph Remstedt
as German Engineer
Katerina Poladjan
as Woman in Group
Ayhan Hacifazlioglu
as Gendarmes in Aleppo
Yasar Cetin
as Gendarmes in Aleppo
Emin Santiago Akin
as Boy Hit by Stone
Rozet Hubes
as Woman in Soap Factory
Zrnka Miskovic
as Woman in Caravanserai
Samira El Asir
as Woman Reading in Soap Factory
Aysan Sumercan
as Elderly Woman in Soap Factoryk
Zinos Panagiotides
as Man in Newspaper Office
Gary Oliver
as Editor in Aleppo
Maja Remstedt
as Polish Nun
Arevik Martirossian
as Singing Woman in Soap Factory
Trine Dyrholm
as Orphanage Director
Anna Savva
as Mrs. Kricorian
Oscar Ortega Sánchez
as Spanish Steward
Lorena Gomez Santos
as Woman from Prado
Tania Rojas
as Lost Woman in Bar
Alicia Bustamante
as Postal Worker
Hilario Pena
as Rum Smuggler
Argelio Sosa
as Weatlhy Armenian
Alexei Rivera
as Captain of Smugglers
John Keogh
as Vagabond
Gracey Dove
as Indian Girl
Lara Heller
as Lucinée & Arsinée Manoogian (Erwachsene)
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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (11)

Akin uses a visually compelling yet sober, almost restrained, aesthetic that differs from the more full-throttle approach of some of his previous work.

October 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Despite its visual beauty and Rahim's extraordinary, and silent, performance, the film never quite manages to connect on an emotional level.

October 15, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Akin has mischievously called the movie a western, and his wide-screen photography gives a sweeping sense of the vast distances separating the hero from his girls.

October 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The Cut is a haunting movie, but there are times when one wonders whether Akin should go more for the emotional jugular, rub our faces in the monstrosity he's depicting.

September 20, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Cut" is not an optimistic film, but it presents a scenario rich enough to make you want to be optimistic.

September 18, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This depiction could be seen as an allegory of the millions who have been displaced by the Syrian war and continue to fight for their survival as refugees.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…

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½

Overly sentimental and a little simplistic, but handsome photography and Rahim's performance keep it eminently watchable.

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