Fatih Akin

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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1973

Filmography

Director (11)

The Cut 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Garbage in the Garden of Eden 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Soul Kitchen 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Deutschland '09 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

New York, I Love You 2009 (Movie)

("Chinatown") (Director)

The Edge of Heaven 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Head On 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Solino 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

In July 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Quick and Painless 1998 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (9)

The Cut 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Garbage in the Garden of Eden 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Soul Kitchen 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

New York, I Love You 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Edge of Heaven 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crossing the Bridge--The Sound of Istanbul 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Head On 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kebab Connection 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In July 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (9)

The Cut 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Garbage in the Garden of Eden 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Soul Kitchen 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Children of Diyarbakir 2009 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Chiko 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Edge of Heaven 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Man's Fear of God 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Head On 2005 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Actor (5)

Hirsiz var 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Das Experiment 2002 (Movie)

of Taxidriver (Voice)

In July 2001 (Movie)

Romanian Border Guard (Actor)

Kismet 1998 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Biography

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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