Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Poster

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: September 19th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|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.

Director: Fatih Akin

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) [de]

Keywords: Inspiring, Quest, 2000s

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  • 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

  • But after surveying pop and rock hybrids, Akin and Hacke go deeper. You will be very happy indeed to make the acquaintance of such Turkish music luminaries as Orhan Gencebay and Sezen Aksu, whose stories and personalities are as fascinating as their music. show more

  • You'll feel lucky for such a comprehensive introduction to Turkish music. show more

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