Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

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Released 2005

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Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

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Director:
Fatih Akin
Released:
2005
Rating:
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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.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    This new film feels like something of a gift, as if the director had decided to burn some of his favorite songs for his newfound friends, the world-cinema audience.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Crossing the Bridge does more than offer a wide variety of entertaining and intoxicating Turkish music. It also uses music to paint a portrait of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and p...

  • 70

    Variety Derek Elley

    One of the world's great cities comes vibrantly alive through its music and musical denizens in Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul.

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