By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated June 07, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

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  • Movie
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Fatih Akin, the German-born Turkish writer-director of the propulsive culture-clash drama Head-On, returns to the notion of East-meets-West with an inviting music documentary that’s more about sound than sight. Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul emphasizes the unique geography of the city to explain its eclectic music scene, and a generous sampling of performances clinches the argument. As filmmaking, the docu is only travel-diary so-so. But the chance to experience the machine-gun rhymes of ”the Turkish Eminem” — a young man called Ceza — is priceless.

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Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 90 minutes
director
  • Fatih Akin

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