Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

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For the American film, see Crossing the Bridge.
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul
Crossing the Bridge The Sound of Istanbul film.jpg
Directed by Fatih Akın
Produced by Fatih Akın
Written by Fatih Akın
Starring Alexander Hacke, Baba Zula, Aynur Doğan
Distributed by Bavaria Film
Release date
9 June 2005 (Germany)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish, German

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul is a 2005 film/documentary directed by Fatih Akın. The film is a journey through the music scene in modern Istanbul, Turkey as well as portraying its cultural life. It was screened out of competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

It features German musician Alexander Hacke (member of Einstürzende Neubauten) as the narrator.[2] Hacke and Akın travelled around Istanbul with a mobile recording studio and a microphone, assembling an inspired portrait of Turkish music — from arabesque to indie rock and rap.

Among the featured artists in the film are (in order of appearance):


  1. "Music" - Sertab Erener (5:18)
  2. "Tavus Havası" - Baba Zula (5:27)
  3. "İstanbul 1:26 A.M." - Orient Expressions (6:36)
  4. "İstanbul" - Duman (1:40)
  5. "Şahar Dağı" - Replikas (7:08)
  6. "Holocaust" - Ceza (3:28)
  7. "AB-I Hayat" - Mercan Dede (3:47)
  8. "Kürdili Hicazkar Longa" - Selim Sesler (4:58)
  9. "Wedding Song" - The Wedding Sound System (2:04)
  10. "Penceresi Yola Karşı" - Selim Sesler & Brenna MacCrimmon (2:54)
  11. "Hayyam" - Siya Siyabend (2:49)
  12. "Böyle Olur Mu" - Nur Ceylan (1:34)
  13. "Ehmedo" - Aynur Doğan (5:26)
  14. "Hatasız Kul Olmaz" - Orhan Gencebay (5:24)
  15. "Haydar Haydar" - Müzeyyen Senar (1:19)
  16. "İstanbul Hatırası" - Sezen Aksu (4:38)
  17. "Cecom" - Baba Zula (4:35)
  18. "Music (Radyo Versyonu)" - Sertab Erener (3:47)


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