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Fatih Akın

“The funnier it is in the beginning of a story, the more dramatic it can become. Because when an audience is laughing, that's opening their souls somehow, and when you have an audience with an open soul, it's much better to hit them with a knife.”

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    SHORT SHARP SHOCK

    FATIH AKIN Germany, 1998

    Credited with ushering in a new era of multicultural German filmmaking, Fatih Akin’s vital debut is as tonally volatile as a classic Scorsese gangster film. Loving family celebrations are juxtaposed with dangerous underground deeds, weaving a vibrant and complex tapestry of immigrant life in Hamburg

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    THE GOLDEN GLOVE

    FATIH AKIN Germany, 2019

    Drawn from the real-life story of a serial killer who terrorised Hamburg’s red-light district, this pungent character study from Fatih Akin is not for the faint of heart. With a vividly inhabited performance from Jonas Dassler, The Golden Glove is unflinching in its fetid portrayal of national rot.

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