The cut

The cut

DVD - 2015 | Armenian
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It follows the journey of one father's search through the Ottoman Empire for his two daughters after they are separated during the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Forced from his home in Mardin, Nazareth gets word that his daughters may still be alive and he travels the globe in search for them. Over the years, his odyssey takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts to Havana and finally to the barren prairies of North Dakota.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: DVD video
video file,region 1
NTSC
Wide screen,enhanced for 16x9 television
Dolby Digital 5.1
digital,optical,quadraphonic
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Dyslexicon
May 24, 2017

I found “The Cut” to be quite an amazing film. The story is epic almost biblical and unforgettable. Through the horrors of the Armenian genocide a few acts of humanity make all the difference. It’s probably not the best film for the flapjack eating simpleton but if you can handle subtitles, respect other cultures and appreciate profound human experience, pick this one up. It certainly beats the prepackaged, formula, market tested, predictable hogwash vomited out of Hollywood year after year.

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dprodrig
Sep 19, 2016

I would have to agree with common reader. Not a horrible film, but certainly is very shallow in its treatment of the whole affair, and filled with such incredible coincidences it gets to be almost farcial. It was something to run in the background while I was knitting (and I was still able to keep up with the subtitles). Essentially, too much that happens, an incredibly insane long voyage to track down his daughters in an series of coincidences that just make no sense, all with the purpose of showing the impact of the war on Armenians.

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voisjoe1_0
Jul 11, 2016

Rising star Tahar Rahim (The Prophet, The Past, Samba), plays Nazaret, an Armenian, caught up in the Turkish genocide of Armenians during WWI. He eventually travels to Syria, Lebanon, Cuba, Minnesota and North Dakota looking for his missing daughters. This is a good film to learn about the Armenian genocide and to get a feel for the landscape and people of Turkey and Syria, now so important with the ISIS slaughter of minorities in the ISIS “Caliphate” located in Syria and Iraq. The slaughter of religious minorities of 1915 is again being repeated 100 years later.

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jimg2000
Jul 01, 2016

Somewhat like "The Water Diviner" as a father was determined to reunite with his family separated during the Ottoman Empire occupation. The movie succeeded to convey the man's harrowing ordeal, faraway places/peoples in the journey, faith in God in the darkest hour and atrocity of war. However, there were too many long shots of too many sluggish moving scenes that robbed my senses and imagination. (Armenian favorite Janoy tune sound track in Videos.)

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uncommonreader
Jun 10, 2016

Disappointing, especially given Akin's other films. The story is simplistic, much of the context is missing (such as the scale of the Armenian genocide), and the long segment set in North America adds little.

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Patch662
May 04, 2016

A gripping story of one family's fate in the Armenian genocide. Unforgettable and epic, well acted and important.

d2013 Apr 18, 2016

Sad story of a desperate father looking for his daughters during the horrific Armenian Genocide. The movie could have been shorten though, a bit too long.

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cdeclercq
Mar 01, 2016

What to say about this very dark film...Beautiful desolate landscapes and outstanding acting in stark contrast to the atrocities that are committed on the screen. All I'm left with at the end is the question of how humans can do this to each other...

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jimg2000
Jul 01, 2016

Armenians! Listen! I'm here to represent the Governor of Diyarbakir. He offers all of you his mercy as well as freedom. Any crimes you have committed will be pardoned in his name. He who sees the light and converts to the religion of Islam will be released immediately. Those who wish to save themselves, step forward.
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Don't waste any bullets! CUT him!
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Master Nazaret. Stay safe. May Allah protect you. Take this, you might need it-.

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