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Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg of Turkish parentage. He began studying Visual Communications at Hamburg's College of Fine Arts in 1994. His collaboration with Wueste Film also dates from this time. In 1995, he wrote and directed his first short feature, "Sensin - You're The One!" ("Sensin - Du bist es!"), which received the Audience Award ... See full bio »

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Known For

Head-On
Head-On Director
(2004)
The Edge of Heaven
(2007)
Soul Kitchen
Soul Kitchen Director
(2009)
New York, I Love You
(2008)

Filmography

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 2016 Beginner: Es war einmal... (Video short)
Worried Resident
 2004 Ein krasser Deal (TV Movie)
Türsteher
 2001 Planet der Kannibalen
Mr. Dark
 2001 Die Liebenden vom Hotel von Osman (Short)
Ahmet
 2001 A Goddamn Job
Ex Gott
 2001 The Experiment
Taxifahrer (voice)
 2000 In July
Rumänischer Grenzbeamter
 1999/I Kismet
Tony
 1999 The Last Flight (Short)
Raffi
 1998 Short Sharp Shock
Nejo
 1997 Back in Trouble
Kebab-Fatih
 1997 Trickser (TV Movie)
 1997 Einsatz Hamburg Süd (TV Series)
Feroz
- Der Zeuge (1997) ... Feroz
 1996 Getürkt (Short)
 1996 SK Babies (TV Series)
Bekir
- Schuldig auf Verdacht (1996) ... Bekir
 1996 Stadtklinik (TV Series)
Mehmet Gürsel
- Vermisst (1996) ... Mehmet Gürsel
 1995 Sensin - Du bist es! (Short)
 1994 Doppelter Einsatz (TV Series)
Erdal
- Falsche Freunde (1994) ... Erdal
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[on Rainer Werner Fassbinder] Comparisons with Fassbinder have followed me around since my first film, Short Sharp Shock (1998). Critics said that the character Gabriel, who emerges from prison determined never to return to crime, reminded them of Franz Biberkopf in Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980). It's funny, because I hadn't even seen the film at the time. I admire Fassbinder, but he ... See more »

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In 2013 Fatih Akin was a member of the Official Competition Jury at the 13th 'Marrakech International Film Festival'. His fellow members included Chan-wook Park, Marion Cotillard, Paolo Sorrentino, Patricia Clarkson, Anurag Kashyap, Golshifteh Farahani, Amat Escalante, Narjiss Nejjar, François Cluzet and Martin Scorsese, who led the Jury. See more »

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