Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion Nominee
Directed by Fatih Akin
Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, Canada, Russia, Italy
2014 | 138 minutes
In English, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish and Spanish with English Subtitles | Rating: 18+
Synopsis: Fatih Akin's extraordinary epic 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, a young blacksmith Nazareth Manoogian (Tahar Rahim) gets word that his daughters may still be alive. He becomes fixated on the idea of finding them and sets off to track them down. His search takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts and Havana to the barren and desolate prairies of North Dakota. On this odyssey, he encounters a range of very different people: angelic and kind-hearted characters, but also the devil incarnate.