Crossing the Bridge - The Sound of Istanbul
(Crossing the Bridge - The Sound of Istanbul) Director: Fatih Akin, NĚM - TUR, 2005, Turkish –German – English version / English subtitles, 90 min
Filmmaker Akin centers his musical exploration "Crossing the Bridge" around Alexander Hacke, a member of the German avant-garde group Einsturzende Neubauten. Ensconcing himself in Istanbul's Grand Hotel de Londres with a computer, Hacke embarks on recording the musical diversity of Istanbul, the Turkish city that is thought of as bridging the East and the West. His voyage leads to the discovery of a broad spectrum ranging from modern electronic, rock and hip-hop to classical "Arabesque".