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“The Cut” can be approached several different ways. For some audiences, the film paints a portrait of the Armenian Genocide, focusing on the agony of detainment and separation during an especially grim stretch of world history. Director Fatih Akin also concocts a mournful but motivated adventure story, with western influences driving a plot that finds a father looking to reunite with his twin daughters, crossing the world one step at a time. Simplicity is the picture’s best friend, with Akin wisely electing more visceral events to help encourage audience interest, all the while trying to add some morsels of education to the mix. However, “The Cut” is primarily driven by emotion and suspense, putting cinematic interests first. Read the rest at


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