THE CUT (2014)

The Cut

Victoria Eugenia Antzokia

Sunday, 19 April 2015 / 19:30

4,20 € (Tickets)

Armenian genocide. Centennial. 1915-2015

Germany-France-Poland-Turkey-Canada-Russia-Italy. Direction: Fatih Akin. Production: Fatih Akin, Karl Baumgartner, Reinhard Brundig, Nurhan Şekerci-Porst, Flaminio Zadra / Bombero International, Pyramide Productions, Pandora Film, Corazón International, NDR, ARD Degeto, France 3 Cinéma, Dorje Film, BIM Distribuzione, Mars Media Entertainment, Opus Film, Jordan Films, Anadolu Kültür. Screenplay: Fatih Akin, Mardik Martin. Photography: Rainer Klausmann. Music: Alexander Hacke. Edition: Andrew Bird. Cast: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram J. Khoury, Hindi Zahra, Kevork Malikian. Running time: 138 min

LANGUAGE: Armenian, English, Arab, Turkish, Spanish / SUBTITLES: Spanish

Mardin, Turkey, 1915. The police arrest all of the Armenian men in the city. Among them is the young blacksmith Nazaret Manoogian, who is separated from his family. Years after having survived the horrors of the genocide, he learns by chance that his two daughters are still alive. Obsessed with the thought of finding them, he sets out on their trail. During his odyssey he meets all sorts of very different people, some good, real angels, and others who are the devil incarnate.

The Turkish-German director Fatih Akin –Head-On (2004), The Edge of Heaven (2007), Soul Kitchen (2009)– looks at the Armenian genocide on the centenary of the date it began, on 24 April 1915.

TALK: José Antonio Gurriarán (journalist and writer: Armenios, el genocidio olvidado), Ararat Ghukasyan (historian and journalist. Asociación Armenia Ararat), Loussik Roumian (Consejo Nacional Armenio de España)

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