Crossing The Bridge: The Sound Of Istanbul (2005)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.5.  

Germany/Turkey, 2005.  Corazón International, NFP Marketing & Distribution, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Panfilm, Pictorion Pictures GmbH, intervista digital media.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by .  Produced by Fatih Akin, , , , .  Film Editing by .

Musical documentary by Fatih Akin (Head-On) captures the rich musical culture that exists in Istanbul today. He interviews young people and investigates their influences, mostly American, that lead them to the hip-hop inspired music they create.  Later he goes deeper into the city’s history and fleshes out some wonderful traditional Turkish singers whose music is still loved by the city’s youth. Akin’s admiration of the subject matter is sincere and devoted, and the music, of all varieties, is a constant pleasure to be enjoyed.

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