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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Fatih Akin examines diverse music performed by the denizens of Istanbul, Turkey. Rap, experimental music, street music and other forms bring the city alive with rich sounds, including performances by musician Orhan Gencebay and singer Sezen Aksu.

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Director: Fatih Akin

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Strand

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005)

Release Date: June 9th, 2006|1 hr. 30 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    Has two main flaws: the emphasis it puts on German bassist Alexander Hacke, the film's ostensible narrator, who shows up in too many scenes, and the fact that it doesn't identify many of the film's performers until the very end. Even so, Crossing the Bridge is satisfying to watch. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's hard to imagine what Akin left unexplored - but here's hoping he'll share his discoveries if he ever returns. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    This musical documentary likely will find its major audience in Germany, where the immigrant-minority Turk citizenry will take to its array of sounds, smears and social commentary as cultural nourishment. show more

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