Aurora Mardiganian, a young and beautiful Armenian girl, lives with her parents in the Turkish city of Havpoul. Her father, a prosperous merchant, was preparing to send her to the West to ... See full summary »
Anna Q. Nilsson
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Internationally known director Carla Garapedian follows the rock band System of a Down as they tour Europe and the US pointing out the horrors of modern genocide that began in Armenia in 1915 up though Darfur today.
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Country Joe McDonald
This film is based on the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire 1915, which resulted in the forced migration and diaspora of the Armenian minority. One day a young family man, Nazaret Manoogian, gets deported by the Turkish authorities together with all the other Armenian men from his native village of Mardin. He becomes a forced laborer and only survives the mass murder by chance and an act of kindness, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night the devastated Nazaret learns that his daughters may still be alive and didn't die like his wife from starvation, violence or rape on death marches. Nazaret goes on a quest to find them and travels from his small village through the Mesopotamian deserts to the sea, always looking for clues that might lead him to his children. Nazaret's epic journey will take him from Asia to America, from the end to a new beginning...Written by
Despite some things that could have been made better or, lets say, different, it was a very good film. And it had an optimistic touch to it: A brave mans journey throughout the continents to seek his lost daughters. And really no one would want to watch a 2 hour snuff film only describing the genocide, for that you can watch documentaries about it.
The scene in the movie theater with the Chaplin film running was very powerful. That alone was worth 10/10 for me. It shows the huge impact that moving pictures have on us. Movies can help to deal with real things in the world and thats what Akin has done with his film about the genocide.
For Turks "The Cut" holds the message, that no one needs be afraid of their history, since even some Turks helped Armenians during the genocide (not only in this fictional movie).
Sidenote: Not only Armenians very targeted with that genocide, that could have been at least referenced in the film.
About the ratings in general: I stopped paying attention to ratings at IMDb and other sites some time ago, because they are made by many people and many critics. And....well, most people have a bad taste. At least it doesn't match mine :).
There are lots of good series and movies out there apart from for example "The Wire" or "Dr. Strangelove". They just have a bad rating for some reason or are not popular and not hyped.
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