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    Fatih Akin

    August 25, 1973 • 50 y.o.

    Place of Birth Hamburg, Germany
    Citizenship Germany
    Career 1994 — ...
    Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
    Zodiac sign virgo

    Facts

    Akin was born in Hamburg to Turkish parents. He has one brother, Cem Akin, who works as an actor. He attended the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg to study visual communications and graduated in 2000.

    Akin has been married to German-Mexican actress Monique Obermüller since 2004. The couple live in Hamburg-Altona, close to where he was raised. They have two children.

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    Title Ratings: 6.81
    My Ratings:
    • Drama 34%
    • Comedy 16%
    • Crime 11%
    • Thriller 8%
    • Romance 8%
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                                  Director — 23

                                  1

                                  Documentary, Biography
                                  Germany • Fatih Akin

                                    2025
                                    2
                                    2025

                                    Drama, History
                                    Germany • Fatih Akin

                                      2022
                                      3
                                      2022

                                      Biography, Crime, Drama, 2 hr 18 min
                                      Germany, Italy, Netherlands • Fatih Akin

                                        2019
                                        4
                                        2019

                                        Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 3 min
                                        United States • Andrew Ahn...

                                          5
                                          Der goldene Handschuh, 2019

                                          Crime, Thriller, Drama, 1 hr 50 min
                                          Germany, France • Fatih Akin

                                            2017
                                            6
                                            Aus dem Nichts, 2017

                                            Crime, Drama, Thriller, 1 hr 46 min
                                            Germany, France • Fatih Akin

                                              2016
                                              7
                                              Tschick, 2016

                                              Comedy, Drama, Family, 1 hr 33 min
                                              Germany, France • Fatih Akin

                                                2014
                                                8
                                                2014

                                                Drama, History, 2 hr 19 min
                                                Germany, France, Italy • Fatih Akin

                                                  2012
                                                  9
                                                  Müll im Garten Eden, 2012

                                                  Documentary, 1 hr 38 min
                                                  Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                    2009
                                                    10
                                                    2009

                                                    Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 39 min
                                                    Germany, France, Italy • Fatih Akin

                                                      11
                                                      Deutschland 09 – 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation, 2009 — (segment "Der Name Murat Kurnaz")

                                                      Drama, 2 hr 31 min
                                                      Germany • Fatih Akin...

                                                        2008
                                                        12
                                                        2008 — (segment "Fatih Akin")

                                                        Comedy, Drama, Romance, 1 hr 43 min
                                                        United States, Bahrain • Fatih Akin...

                                                          2007
                                                          13
                                                          2007

                                                          Short, Documentary, 2 min
                                                          Türkiye • Fatih Akin

                                                            14
                                                            Auf der anderen Seite, 2007

                                                            Drama, 2 hr 2 min
                                                            Germany, Türkiye, Italy • Fatih Akin

                                                              2005
                                                              15
                                                              2005

                                                              Documentary, History, Music, 1 hr 30 min
                                                              Türkiye, Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                2004
                                                                16
                                                                2004 — (segment "The Evil Old Songs")

                                                                Comedy, Drama, 2 hr 20 min
                                                                Austria, Belgium, Cyprus • Fatih Akin...

                                                                  2003
                                                                  17
                                                                  Gegen die Wand, 2003

                                                                  Drama, Romance, 2 hr 1 min
                                                                  Germany, Türkiye • Fatih Akin

                                                                    18
                                                                    2003

                                                                    Documentary, 1 hour
                                                                    Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                      2002
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                                                                      2002

                                                                      Drama, Comedy, 2 hr 4 min
                                                                      Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                        2000
                                                                        20
                                                                        Im Juli, 2000

                                                                        Adventure, Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                        Germany, Türkiye, Hungary • Fatih Akin

                                                                          1998
                                                                          21
                                                                          Kurz und schmerzlos, 1998

                                                                          Crime, Drama, Thriller, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                          Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                            1996
                                                                            22
                                                                            1996

                                                                            Short, Comedy, 12 min
                                                                            Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                              1995
                                                                              23
                                                                              Sensin – Du bist es!, 1995

                                                                              Short, Comedy, Romance, 11 min
                                                                              Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                Actor — 19

                                                                                2005
                                                                                1
                                                                                Hirsiz Var!, 2005 — Lokman

                                                                                Adventure, Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 36 min
                                                                                Türkiye • Oguzhan Tercan

                                                                                  2004
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  2004 — Türsteher

                                                                                  Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 32 min
                                                                                  Germany • Christina Fürneisen...

                                                                                    2001
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    2001 — Ahmet

                                                                                    Short, Comedy, 15 min
                                                                                    Germany • Idil Üner

                                                                                      4
                                                                                      2001 — Mr. Dark

                                                                                      Sci-Fi, Crime, Comedy, 1 hr 31 min
                                                                                      Germany • Hans-Christoph Blumenberg

                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Ein göttlicher Job, 2001 — Ex Gott

                                                                                        Comedy, Fantasy, 1 hr 23 min
                                                                                        Germany • Thorsten Wettcke

                                                                                          2000
                                                                                          6
                                                                                          Das Experiment, 2000 — Taxifahrer, voice

                                                                                          Drama, Thriller, 2 hours
                                                                                          Germany • Oliver Hirschbiegel

                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Im Juli, 2000 — Rumänischer Grenzbeamter

                                                                                            Adventure, Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                                            Germany, Türkiye, Hungary • Fatih Akin

                                                                                              1999
                                                                                              8
                                                                                              1999 — Tony

                                                                                              Thriller, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                              Germany • Andreas Thiel

                                                                                                9
                                                                                                1999 — Raffi

                                                                                                Short, Drama, 11 min
                                                                                                Germany • Jo Hellmuth...

                                                                                                  1998
                                                                                                  10
                                                                                                  Kurz und schmerzlos, 1998 — Nejo

                                                                                                  Crime, Drama, Thriller, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                                                  Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                    1997
                                                                                                    11
                                                                                                    1997

                                                                                                    Crime, Romance, Thriller, 1 hr 28 min
                                                                                                    Germany • Oliver Hirschbiegel

                                                                                                      12
                                                                                                      1997 — Kebab-Fatih

                                                                                                      Comedy, Action, Crime, 1 hr 35 min
                                                                                                      Germany, Luxembourg • Andy Bausch

                                                                                                        13
                                                                                                        1997 — 1999 — Feroz

                                                                                                        48 min
                                                                                                        Germany • Christian Görlitz...

                                                                                                          1996
                                                                                                          14
                                                                                                          1996 — Musa

                                                                                                          Short, Comedy, 12 min
                                                                                                          Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                            15
                                                                                                            1996 — 1999 — Bekir

                                                                                                            Action, Crime, 45 min
                                                                                                            Germany • Monika Zinnenberg...

                                                                                                              1995
                                                                                                              16
                                                                                                              Sensin – Du bist es!, 1995

                                                                                                              Short, Comedy, Romance, 11 min
                                                                                                              Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                1994
                                                                                                                17
                                                                                                                1994 — 2007 — Erdal

                                                                                                                Crime, Drama, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                                                Germany • Peter Keglevic...

                                                                                                                  1993
                                                                                                                  18
                                                                                                                  1993 — 2012

                                                                                                                  Documentary, 30 min
                                                                                                                  Germany • Andreas Voigt...

                                                                                                                    19
                                                                                                                    1993 — 2000 — Mehmet Gürsel

                                                                                                                    Drama, 1 hr 14 min
                                                                                                                    Germany • Rainer Klingenfuss...

                                                                                                                      Writer — 17

                                                                                                                      2025
                                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                      2025

                                                                                                                      Drama, History
                                                                                                                      Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                        2022
                                                                                                                        2
                                                                                                                        2022

                                                                                                                        Biography, Crime, Drama, 2 hr 18 min
                                                                                                                        Germany, Italy, Netherlands • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                          2019
                                                                                                                          3
                                                                                                                          Der goldene Handschuh, 2019

                                                                                                                          Crime, Thriller, Drama, 1 hr 50 min
                                                                                                                          Germany, France • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                            2017
                                                                                                                            4
                                                                                                                            Aus dem Nichts, 2017 — (written for screen by)

                                                                                                                            Crime, Drama, Thriller, 1 hr 46 min
                                                                                                                            Germany, France • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                              2016
                                                                                                                              5
                                                                                                                              Tschick, 2016 — (screenplay co-writer)

                                                                                                                              Comedy, Drama, Family, 1 hr 33 min
                                                                                                                              Germany, France • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                2014
                                                                                                                                6
                                                                                                                                2014

                                                                                                                                Drama, History, 2 hr 19 min
                                                                                                                                Germany, France, Italy • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                  2009
                                                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                                                  2009

                                                                                                                                  Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                                                                                  Germany, France, Italy • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                    8
                                                                                                                                    Deutschland 09 – 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation, 2009 — (segment) (segment "Der Name Murat Kurnaz")

                                                                                                                                    Drama, 2 hr 31 min
                                                                                                                                    Germany • Fatih Akin...

                                                                                                                                      2008
                                                                                                                                      9
                                                                                                                                      2008 — (segment) (segment "Fatih Akin")

                                                                                                                                      Comedy, Drama, Romance, 1 hr 43 min
                                                                                                                                      United States, Bahrain • Fatih Akin...

                                                                                                                                        2007
                                                                                                                                        10
                                                                                                                                        Auf der anderen Seite, 2007

                                                                                                                                        Drama, 2 hr 2 min
                                                                                                                                        Germany, Türkiye, Italy • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                          2005
                                                                                                                                          11
                                                                                                                                          2005

                                                                                                                                          Documentary, History, Music, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                                                                          Türkiye, Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                            2004
                                                                                                                                            12
                                                                                                                                            2004

                                                                                                                                            Action, Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 36 min
                                                                                                                                            Germany • Anno Saul

                                                                                                                                              13
                                                                                                                                              2004 — (screenwriter: segment "Germany: The Evil Old Songs")

                                                                                                                                              Comedy, Drama, 2 hr 20 min
                                                                                                                                              Austria, Belgium, Cyprus • Fatih Akin...

                                                                                                                                                2000
                                                                                                                                                14
                                                                                                                                                Im Juli, 2000

                                                                                                                                                Adventure, Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                                                                                                Germany, Türkiye, Hungary • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                  1998
                                                                                                                                                  15
                                                                                                                                                  Kurz und schmerzlos, 1998

                                                                                                                                                  Crime, Drama, Thriller, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                                                                                                  Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                    1996
                                                                                                                                                    16
                                                                                                                                                    1996

                                                                                                                                                    Short, Comedy, 12 min
                                                                                                                                                    Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                      1995
                                                                                                                                                      17
                                                                                                                                                      Sensin – Du bist es!, 1995

                                                                                                                                                      Short, Comedy, Romance, 11 min
                                                                                                                                                      Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                        Producer — 20

                                                                                                                                                        1

                                                                                                                                                        Documentary, Biography
                                                                                                                                                        Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                          2022
                                                                                                                                                          2
                                                                                                                                                          2022

                                                                                                                                                          Biography, Crime, Drama, 2 hr 18 min
                                                                                                                                                          Germany, Italy, Netherlands • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                            2021
                                                                                                                                                            3
                                                                                                                                                            Seperti dendam, rindu harus dibayar tuntas, 2021 — co-producer

                                                                                                                                                            Action, Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 54 min
                                                                                                                                                            Indonesia, Singapore, Germany • Edwin

                                                                                                                                                              2019
                                                                                                                                                              4
                                                                                                                                                              Der goldene Handschuh, 2019

                                                                                                                                                              Crime, Thriller, Drama, 1 hr 50 min
                                                                                                                                                              Germany, France • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                                2017
                                                                                                                                                                5
                                                                                                                                                                Aus dem Nichts, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                Crime, Drama, Thriller, 1 hr 46 min
                                                                                                                                                                Germany, France • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                                  2014
                                                                                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                                                                                  2014

                                                                                                                                                                  Drama, History, 2 hr 19 min
                                                                                                                                                                  Germany, France, Italy • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                                    2013
                                                                                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                                                                                    Mamaros, 2013

                                                                                                                                                                    Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 46 min
                                                                                                                                                                    Serbia, Germany, Hungary • Momcilo Mrdakovic

                                                                                                                                                                      2012
                                                                                                                                                                      8
                                                                                                                                                                      2012 — associate producer

                                                                                                                                                                      Comedy, Music, 1 hr 35 min
                                                                                                                                                                      Germany • Lars Jessen...

                                                                                                                                                                        9
                                                                                                                                                                        Müll im Garten Eden, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                        Documentary, 1 hr 38 min
                                                                                                                                                                        Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                                          2011
                                                                                                                                                                          10
                                                                                                                                                                          2011 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                          Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 50 min
                                                                                                                                                                          Germany • Guo Xiaolu

                                                                                                                                                                            11
                                                                                                                                                                            2011

                                                                                                                                                                            Comedy, Music, 1 hr 27 min
                                                                                                                                                                            Germany • Özgür Yildirim

                                                                                                                                                                              12
                                                                                                                                                                              2011 — 2012

                                                                                                                                                                              Drama, Romance, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                                                                                                              Türkiye • Baris Yös...

                                                                                                                                                                                2009
                                                                                                                                                                                13
                                                                                                                                                                                Min Dît, 2009 — co-producer

                                                                                                                                                                                Drama, 1 hr 42 min
                                                                                                                                                                                Germany, Türkiye • Miraz Bezar

                                                                                                                                                                                  14
                                                                                                                                                                                  2009

                                                                                                                                                                                  Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                                                                                                                                  Germany, France, Italy • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                                                    2007
                                                                                                                                                                                    15
                                                                                                                                                                                    2007

                                                                                                                                                                                    Crime, Drama, 1 hr 32 min
                                                                                                                                                                                    Germany, Italy • Özgür Yildirim

                                                                                                                                                                                      16
                                                                                                                                                                                      Auf der anderen Seite, 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                      Drama, 2 hr 2 min
                                                                                                                                                                                      Germany, Türkiye, Italy • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                                                        2006
                                                                                                                                                                                        17
                                                                                                                                                                                        Takva, 2006 — co-producer

                                                                                                                                                                                        Drama, 1 hr 36 min
                                                                                                                                                                                        Türkiye, Germany • Özer Kiziltan

                                                                                                                                                                                          2005
                                                                                                                                                                                          18
                                                                                                                                                                                          2005

                                                                                                                                                                                          Documentary, History, Music, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                          Türkiye, Germany • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                                                            2004
                                                                                                                                                                                            19
                                                                                                                                                                                            2004 — (segment "Die alten bösen Lieder")

                                                                                                                                                                                            Comedy, Drama, 2 hr 20 min
                                                                                                                                                                                            Austria, Belgium, Cyprus • Fatih Akin...

                                                                                                                                                                                              2003
                                                                                                                                                                                              20
                                                                                                                                                                                              Gegen die Wand, 2003 — co-producer

                                                                                                                                                                                              Drama, Romance, 2 hr 1 min
                                                                                                                                                                                              Germany, Türkiye • Fatih Akin

                                                                                                                                                                                                Author — 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                1
                                                                                                                                                                                                Gegen die Wand, 2003 — (book)

                                                                                                                                                                                                Drama, Romance, 2 hr 1 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                Germany, Türkiye • Fatih Akin

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