The Cut (I) (2014)

Not Rated   |    |  Adventure, Drama, History

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In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

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  • Tahar Rahim in The Cut (2014)
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17 May 2015 | Enderyemenicioglu
| Nice try with good intentions, but an average movie
I should say Faith Akin is currently one of the most important directors from Germany of Turkish descent. He brought a fresh spirit to German and Turkish film scene. He shows also great courage with the theme Armenian Genocide. He explains a personal story, but also takes a step to the Armenians from Turkish side, and try to say "we understand your suffering." Regrettably that is enough to be excommunicated from Turkish community, because it is still a taboo to talk about Armenian problem in such a way.

It is a pity that he missed such a great chance to create a good film with his humanistic intentions. Most of the scenes feel like staged, acting is mostly average. The main problem with the movie is the atmosphere. When I see a good movie, I forget that it is a movie and create an emotional connection with the characters. That is the most important thing for me as I evaluate a film. And it lacked completely for me. It could be the worst cinematographic work of Faith Akin till now. Still deserves above average from me.

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Release Date:

16 October 2014


Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Spanish, English

Country of Origin

Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Canada, Turkey, Jordan

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€16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,880 (USA) (25 September 2015)


$28,066 (USA) (15 November 2015)

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