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The Cut

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Duration:
138 min
Genres:
Drama | History
IMDB rate:
5.9
Director:
Fatih Akin
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations
Details
Country: Germany
Release Date: 2014-10-16
Filming Locations: Cuba
Cast
Actor
Character
Tahar Rahim
Tahar Rahim
The Cut
Simon Abkarian
Krikor
Makram Khoury
Omar Nasreddin
Hindi Zahra
Rakel
Kevork Malikyan
Hagob Nakashian
Bartu Küçükçaglayan
Mehmet
Zein Fakhoury
Arsinée
Dina Fakhoury
Lucinée
Trine Dyrholm
Orphanage Headmistress
Arsinée Khanjian
Mrs. Nakashian
Akin Gazi
Hrant
Shubham Saraf
Levon
George Georgiou
Vahan
Arevik Martirosyan
Ani
Lara Heller
Lucine
Moritz Bleibtreu
Peter Edelman
Numan Acar
Alpasan
Korkmaz Arslan
Leader
Adam Bousdoukos
Yasar Cetin
Turkish Gendarm
Badasar Colbiyik
Arman
Aida Adele Golghazi
Immigrant Girl
Andrea Hessayon
Mrs. Balakian
Joel Jackshaw
Tom
John Keogh
Hobo
Dustin MacDougall
Henry
Gary Oliver
Editor
Katerina Poladjan
Magdalena
Alejandro Rae
Danny
Michael S. Ruscheinsky
Henry, Minneapolis Man
Anna Savva
Mrs. Krikorian
Artur Sorokin
Railroad Worker
Sevan Stephan
Baron Boghos
Sesede Terziyan
Woman
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Trivia
This marks the first script for a feature film written by Mardik Martin in 34 years. His last known work was for Raging Bull (1980).
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Fatih Akin on the message of The Cut (2014): "I come from a religious family, with strict dogmas and it took a while to get rid of them. I now have my own definition of what is right and wrong, good and evil. You can say I'm a spiritual person. The film is about that: Someone losing his religion but getting the sense of spirituality."
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The main character's name 'Nazaret Manoogian', played by Tahar Rahim, contains multiple references: The first name is obviously a reference to the Armenian people's Christian religion (Jesus of Nazareth). The surname can be interpreted as a reference to two prominent Armenian-Americans: a) Alex Manoogian (June 28, 1901 - July 10, 1996) was an Armenian refugee of genocide from the Ottoman Empire and immigrant to the United States, who later became an industrial engineer, businessman and entrepreneur in Detroit, Michigan. The billionaire Manoogian was a philanthropist who donated to churches, educational institutions and charities of the Armenian Diaspora, to preserve and continue their culture. In 1993, Alex Manoogian was named a 'National Hero of Armenia' and a citizen of Armenia by President Levan Ter Petrosian, the first person outside the country to be so honored. In 2007 Alex Manoogian and his wife Marie, who died in 1993, were buried with state honors in the Republic of Armenia. b) Haig Manoogian (May 23, 1916 - May 26, 1980) was an Armenian-American professor of film at New York University and a major influence on filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, who was one of his students. Manoogian co-produced Scorsese's first feature film Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967). His masterpiece Raging Bull (1980) is dedicated "with love and resolution" to his former reacher Manoogian. Since director Fatih Akin dedicated this film among others to Scorsese as his "master and godfather" this reference must be regarded as intentional.
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Photos from cast
Tahar Rahim