The Cut

  • Sun May 10
The Cut
Fatih Akin
Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury

From acclaimed German-Turkish director Fatih Akin comes a film that tackles the still controversial subject of the 1915 mass murder by the Ottomans of the minority Armenian population. The epic film follows a young man who survives the genocide, but loses his family, speech and faith. Years later, when he learns that his twin daughters may still be alive, he goes on a quest to find them, a journey that takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts and Havana to the barren and desolate prairies of North Dakota. “The Cut…is a forceful, watchable, strongly presented picture and a courageous, honest gesture from Fatih Akin.” (The Guardian) We will be showing the Armenian language dub, which was made under Akin’s supervision (the film was originally shot in English).

Cosponsored with the Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative and the Dept. of Anthropology.


DCP color
2 hours 18 minutes
release year/country
2015 Germany/ France/ Poland/ Italy/ Canada/ Turkey