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Meet Fatih Akin, the Most Exciting German (and Turkish) Director of His Timenew

Akin is the young director whose breakthrough film Head-On was an international hit three years ago.
INDY Week  |  Godfrey Cheshire  |  09-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Interconnected Humanity of 'The Edge of Heaven' Edges on Clichenew

Is it just me, or is "the inevitable, tragic interconnectedness of all humankind" currently in danger of replacing "wise-cracking hitmen" as the most overworked arthouse cliche of our time?
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Sean Burns  |  08-04-2008  |  Reviews

Fatih Akin Returns to Fiction in 'The Edge of Heaven'new

Over the course of two features, one documentary and a handful of shorts, Akin has devoted himself to depicting the lives of Turks within present-day Germany, and the complicated relationship between the two countries.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  07-31-2008  |  Reviews

Going to the 'Edge of Heaven' with Fatih Akinnew

Akin's latest film is a fierce, generous melodrama, the second of a trilogy about émigré culture patterned after Fassbinder's trilogy of movies about post-World War II German history that began with The Marriage of Maria Braun.
Chicago Newcity  |  Ray Pride  |  06-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Fatih Akin on His Complex 'The Edge of Heaven'new

For most filmgoers, the network narrative has become a crashing bore. But the Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin's latest film reinvigorates this screenwriting ploy, breathing new life into something I'd written off for dead.
Montreal Mirror  |  Matthew Hays  |  05-02-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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