Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1973-08-25 (47 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany

32 Movies · 17 TV shows

Also Known As: Фатіх Акін

Biography

Fatih Akin (Turkish: Fatih Akın, born 25 August 1973) is a German film director, screenwriter and producer of Turkish descent. He has won numerous awards for his films, including the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for his film Head-On (2004), Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival for his film The Edge of Heaven (2007), and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film for his film In the Fade (2017).

Early Life

Akin was born in Hamburg to Turkish parents. He has one brother, Cem Akin, who works as an actor. He attended the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg to study visual communications and graduated in 2000.Akin has been married to German-Mexican actress Monique Obermüller since 2004. The couple live in Hamburg-Altona, close to where he was raised. They have two children.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

3 Movies
The Golden Glove

The Golden Glove

9
2019
A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.
30/30 Vision: Three Decades of Strand Releasing

30/30 Vision: Three Decades of Strand Releasing

2019
Over 30 filmmakers and friends of Strand Releasing have come together to honor the company's indelible contribution to independent cinema over the past thirty years. Each of the filmmakers has created...

2017.

1 Movie
In the Fade

In the Fade

7
2017
After she was hit by a random act, her life is over. After a period of mourning, she wants revenge.

2016.

1 Movie
Goodbye Berlin

Goodbye Berlin

2016
While his mother is in rehab and his father is on a 'business trip' with his assistant, 14-year-old outsider Maik is spending the summer holidays bored and alone at his parents' villa. Tschick, a Russ...

2015.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

2015
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses

From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses

2015
The 'collective spirit' in cinema is discussed. Film is examined as a cultural tool. The seminal book 'From Caligari to Hitler' is based on it.

2014.

1 Movie
The Cut

The Cut

2014
In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

2012.

2 Movies
Kusturica - Balkan's Bad Boy

Kusturica - Balkan's Bad Boy

2012
A film director, an actor, a musician, an organizer of festivals, a husband, a father, a grand-father, a friend, a professor... This film is an unexpected meeting with one of the most fascinating Euro...
Polluting Paradise

Polluting Paradise

2012
Villagers in Turkey's Black Sea village of Camburnu struggle with the government's decision to turn their community into a garbage dump.

2011.

1 Movie
UFO in Her Eyes

UFO in Her Eyes

2011
Kwok Yun is a simple woman who leads a peasant’s life in the peaceful mountains around remote Three-Headed Bird Village. One day, after a countryside tryst with a married man, she sees a UFO – a giant...

2009.

2 Movies
Germany 09: 13 Short Films About the State of the Nation

Germany 09: 13 Short Films About the State of the Nation

2009
Thirteen German directors present short films exploring the state of their country.
Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen

9
2009
The second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics is the cafe in the center of SOUL KITCHEN. When his girlfriend Nadine moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after her, leaving his ...

2008.

2 Movies
Chiko

Chiko

2008
This is the story of Isa, who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world's richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where v...
New York, I Love You

New York, I Love You

2008
New York, I Love You focuses on the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. From the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the U...

2007.

2 Movies
The Edge of Heaven

The Edge of Heaven

3.5
2007
Nejat disapproved of Ali's choice of Yeter. He becomes fond of her when she sends money to her daughter in Turkey. Father and son separated by Yeter's death. Nejat is looking for Yeter's daughter. Ayt...

2006.

1 Movie
Takva: A Man's Fear of God

Takva: A Man's Fear of God

2006
Humble and introvert Muharrem lives in a solitary and meager existence of a prayer and sexual abstinence adhering strictly to the most severe Islamic doctrines.His extraordinary devotion attracts the ...

2005.

2 Movies
Robbery Alla Turca

Robbery Alla Turca

2005
With the death of a billionaire engaged in illegal practices, his billion-dollar fortune is up for grabs. As his art collection is being prepared to be sold at an auction, two Turkish thieves are hire...
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

2005
Award-winning director Fatih Akin takes us on a journey through Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, and challenges familiar notions of east and west. He looks at the vibrant musical scene...

2004.

3 Movies
Kebab Connection

Kebab Connection

2004
In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring actress and Ib...
Head-On

Head-On

3.5
2004
Fatih Akin tells the story of alcoholics Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can't be between two people.
Visions of Europe

Visions of Europe

2004
Twenty-five films from European countries by twenty-five European directors.

2003.

1 TV show

2002.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Solino

Solino

2002
The movie portrays the story of an Italian family emigrated in Germany in the 1970s. Romano (Gigi Savoia), the father, decides to open a pizzeria which, by mutual decision with the wife Rosa (Antonell...
TV
Through the Night with...

Through the Night with...

2002
Durch die Nacht. ZDF produces a German documentary film television series. The French title is Au Cur de la nuit, and it is located in either France or Germany. The host is in charge of setting the lo...

2001.

3 Movies
The Experiment

The Experiment

5.33
2001
The subject of the experiment is the potential for brutality. The 1971 psychological experiment was aborted when the experimenters lost control.
We Have Forgotten to Return Home

We Have Forgotten to Return Home

2001
A documentary by Fatih Akin about turkish immigrants in Germany.

2000.

1 Movie
In July

In July

6
2000
Will Daniel be able to meet his love by Friday?

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
TV Total

TV Total

1999
A floating interview stage can be moved from one studio corner to another on TV total, a German late-night television comedy talk show. Before Craig Ferguson's The Late Late Show, the show featured bu...
Kismet

Kismet

1999

1998.

1 Movie
Short Sharp Shock

Short Sharp Shock

1998
Three friends are caught up in a life of crime.

1997.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Back in Trouble

Back in Trouble

1997
Unsuccessful Luxembourg bank robber Johnny Chicago is released from prison and immediately and incompetently attempts to resume his life of crime. In a few days he manages to get his old partner fired...

1996.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
SK-Babies

SK-Babies

1996
The German television series is called SK-Babies.
Getürkt

Getürkt

1996
Akin plays a loser who pretends that he has good dope and finds that he has to deliver in real to a gangster.

1995.

1 Movie

1994.

1 TV show
TV
Doppelter Einsatz

Doppelter Einsatz

1994
Doppelter Einsatz is a television show.

1991.

1 TV show
TV
DAS!

DAS!

1991

1979.

2 TV shows

1976.

1 TV show

1974.

1 TV show

1964.

1 TV show

1951.

1 TV show

1948.

1 TV show
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