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      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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      Fatih Akin 09 February 2019, Berlin: 69th Berlinale: Fatih Akin, director, at the Photocall of the film "The Golden Glove". The film is shown at the International Film Festival in the category "Competition". Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa | usage worldwide (116752100) Fatih Akin at arrivals for IN THE FADE Premiere, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY December 4, 2017. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection Fatih Akin at arrivals for IN THE FADE Premiere, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY December 4, 2017. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection HEAD-ON, (aka GEGEN DIE WAND), director Fatih Akin, 2004. ©Strand Releasing CROSSING THE BRIDGE: THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL, director Fatih Akin, on location in Istanbul, 2005. ©Bavaria Film International CROSSING THE BRIDGE: THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL, cinematographer Herve Dieu, director Fatih Akin, waiter of the Buyuk Londra Oteli, musician Alexander Hacke, camera assistant Lothar Niehaus, sound recorder Johannes Grehl, on location in Istanbul, 2005. ©Bavaria SOUL KITCHEN, Dorka Gryllus (seated far left), Adam Bousdoukos (on floor), director Fatih Akin (top), on set, 2009. ©Pandora THE EDGE OF HEAVEN, (aka AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE), director Fatih Akin, on set, 2007. ©The Match Factory THE EDGE OF HEAVEN, (aka AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE), director Fatih Akin, on set, 2007. ©The Match Factory IN THE FADE, (AKA AUS DEM NICHTS), FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR FATIH AKIN, DIANE KRUGER, ON SET, 2017 © WARNER BROS.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      71% 76% Rheingold Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhinegold Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 2022
      54% 74% The Golden Glove Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $6.0K 2019
      No Score Yet 50% The Golden Glove (Der Goldene Handschuh) Director - 2019
      76% 71% In the Fade Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2017
      67% 69% Goodbye Berlin Director - 2016
      No Score Yet 71% Adiós Berlín Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2016
      58% 67% The Cut Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $28.1K 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mamarosh Producer - 2013
      No Score Yet 33% 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
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Germany 09: 13 Short Films About the State of the Nation Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 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 58% Visions of Europe Director - 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