About the Movie
Martin Scorsese hails Fatih Akin's THE CUT as "a genuine hand-made epic." Like John Ford’s sweeping historical dramas, THE CUT follows the journey of one father's search through the Ottoman Empire for his two daughters after they are separated during the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Forced from his home in Mardin, Nazareth (Tahar Rahim, A PROPHET) gets word that his daughters may still be alive and he travels the globe in search for them. His odyssey takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts to Havana and finally to the barren prairies of North Dakota. THE CUT is the final chapter of Fatih Akin’s LOVE, DEATH and DEVIL trilogy that began with HEAD ON and THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 24
- Fresh: 14
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Too many scenes feel routine or cliched, sometimes even those depicting extreme experiences.
Fresh: This depiction could be seen as an allegory of the millions who have been displaced by the Syrian war and continue to fight for their survival as refugees.
Rotten: An ambitious but only intermittently stirring historical epic from Turkish-German director Fatih Akin.
Fresh: This epic of genocide, exile, and fortitude offers raw emotion and marvelous vistas - and is also a demanding sit, as epics of genocide and exile probably should be.
Does a good job in distilling the Armenian experience. From a glimpse of the life under Ottoman rules, the unspeakable horror of the "Death March," the tremendous losses felt in the aftermath, and the struggle to start over again from nothing. In many ways far superior to anyhting else on the topic.
- Genre: Foreign
- Released: 2015
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