Baki Davrak

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Baki Davrak
Born Baki Davrak
1971 (age 45–46)
Bad Säckingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Years active 1999–present

Baki Davrak (born 1971 in Bad Säckingen, Baden-Württemberg) is a Turkish-German actor who is known for his leading role in the film The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite) which won the Prix du scénario at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Life[edit]

Baki Davrak received his training in Hannover and Berlin theatres. Although he has worked on numerous films, he continues to act in the theater.

Baki Davrak first gained attention in Kutlug Ataman's 1997 film Lola und Bilidikid (Lola and Billy the Kid) and Thomas Arslan's 1999 film Dealer. After these films, Baki Davrak took a break from film productions and became a care taker of a park until Fatih Akin offered him the main role as Professor Nejat, a professor of Turkish descent who teaches German, in his 2007 film Auf der anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven). The film won several international prizes including best screenplay, best director, best supporting actor and best supporting actress. In the same year, Baki Davrak also appeared in Herald Bergmann's film, Brinkmanns Zorn (Brinkmann's Wrath).

Baki Davrak has also appeared in numerous television series and movies including Wolffs Revier, Eva Blond, and Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit (made into the English Kiss Me Kismet), though most of the roles were small. From January 2008 until August 2009, he took on the WDR radio scene as he played the role of Nadir Taraki, the main criminal investigator on the first four installments of a radio series.

In addition to acting, Baki Davrak also writes. His first volume of poetry were announced to come out in the fall 2007, however, the date could not be kept due to other unexpected duties.

Filmography[edit]

  • 2014 Kırımlı
  • 2011 Our Grand Despair
  • 2010 Grapes of Hope
  • 2009 Tatort
  • 2007 Auf der anderen Seite
  • 2006 Kommissarin Lucas
  • 2006 Brinkmanns Zorn
  • 2006 Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit
  • 2004 Blond: Eva Blond!
  • 2004 Wolffs Revier
  • 2003 Scardanelli
  • 2001 Masken
  • 2001 Null Uhr 12
  • 2001 Planet Alex
  • 2001 Nass
  • 2000 Der Puma - Kämpfer mit Herz
  • 1999 Die Braut
  • 1999 Balko
  • 1999 Dealer
  • 1999 Lola + Bilidikid
  • 1999 Bevor der Tag anbricht

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