Crossing the Bridge details
|Starring:||Alexander Hacke, Baba Zula, Orient Expressions, Duman, Replikas|
|Genres:||Documentary, World Cinema|
Crossing the Bridge
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Jul 2006|
|Main languages:||Turkish, German, English|
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Good music (well, some of it) and shows an interesting side of IstanbulBy TristanWhite (307 reviews) from London, UK , 29 Jul 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This is an interesting documentary, where a member from Einstürzende Neubauten takes us on a journey listening to well-known and not-so-well-known bands from Instanbul, from Hip Hop and rappers, to the more traditional 'arabesque' type sound. The music is good - a shame that you don't really get to hear the whole of some of the songs but I guess that's what the bonus audio CD is for. I wouldn't watch it again, but some of it was very enjoyable, particularly the rap (and I hate rap normally) which was the best non-US non-'black' hiphop I've heard. Worth a view, but won't blow your mind.
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An Emotional and 'Hands On' DelveBy WalshyBhoy (1 review) , 28 Oct 2012A wonderfully directed film providing an incredible insight into a music scene shaped from a broad, diverse and ever expanding sphere of influences.
A masterpieceBy a customer , 15 Jul 2012This is not a film but an introspection of Istanbul throughout its sounds, streets and folk discovered by a German musician and directed by Akin.
I enjoyed it!By Gaumont (1 review) , 16 Nov 2011Çok güzeldir! If you are interested in Istanbul, Turkey and it's music or have broad musical tastes then there's something in this for you. It has a slightly homespun feel to it which I suspect is intentional. A bit slow moving. Most of the music is good and some truly amazing. If your dipping into Turkish music you'll get plenty of references here as there are many types presented. I watched it twice which is unusual for me and I've just ordered the CD. My main disappointment was that it didn't open with something stirring, you're several minutes in before the music gets going. And why play a Madonna cover over the closing credits (as good as it is) which was an opportunity to feature some more original Turkish sounds.
Crossing the bridge - The Sound of IstanbulBy SophiaLoren (4 reviews) from London , 17 Mar 2010a real 'eye opener' & should i say also an 'ear opener' -very very interesting and exciting - The fusion/distinction between East & West is profound both in culture and music.
The Kurdish lady singing at then end in a ancient Roman bath is simply astounding and mesmerising! You will be placed in a trance by her voice!
If you know nothing of Istanbul/Turkey then in everyway this is a real insight and a very educational documentary. Highly intriguing, a most enjoyable/knowledgable film.
Gradually wins you overBy a customer from London , 28 Jul 2009At first I thought this documentary was poor. Too little context, too little music. But gradually as I got into it the film became more interesting.