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Mehmet Kurtuluş is a Actor, Director and Producer Allemand born on 27 april 1972 at Uşak (Turquie)

Mehmet Kurtuluş

Mehmet Kurtuluş
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Nationality German
Birth 27 april 1972 (48 years) at Uşak (Turquie)

Mehmet Kurtuluş (born 27 April 1972 in Uşak, Turkey) is a German actor of Turkish descent. He is best known for his work with German director Fatih Akın.

Biography

Kurtuluş was born in Uşak, Turkey, and moved at the age of 18 months to Germany, where he grew up with his brother, Tekin, in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony.

He performed several minor television roles in episodes of different TV shows and continued working in theater until his big-screen debut in his main role as the young Turkish boy Gabriel in Fatih Akın's film Kurz und schmerzlos (Short Sharp Shock). After his breakthrough he appeared in the successful TV mini-series Der Tunnel, of Roland Suso Richter, where he performed alongside Heino Ferch and Nicolette Krebitz. Doris Dörrie chose him for her sex comedy Naked. He went back to working in television with the love film Eine Liebe in Saigon (Love in Saigon) with Luxembourgian actress Désirée Nosbusch (to whom Kurtuluş is engaged).

Kurtuluş played the main detective role in six episodes of the cult German television series Tatort. He announced afterwards that he would be working on international projects. In 2014, he co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson & Ray Stevenson in the Finnish-British action thriller Big Game.

Usually with

Fatih Akın
Fatih Akın
(3 films)
Birol Ünel
Birol Ünel
(2 films)
Til Schweiger
Til Schweiger
(1 films)
Osman Sınav
Osman Sınav
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mehmet Kurtuluş (13 films)

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Actor

Who Killed Lady Winsley?, 1h30
Directed by Hiner Saleem
Origin Turquie
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Ezgi Mola, Mehmet Kurtuluş
Roles Fergan
Rating63% 3.156643.156643.156643.156643.15664
L'écrivaine américaine Lady Winsley a été assassinée dans sa maison sur une île turque. Le capitaine Celik, commissaire local, fait appel à l'inspecteur Fergan, d'Istambul, pour mener l'enquête. Celui-ci découvre que Lady Winsley enquêtait sur un crime commis vingt ans plus tôt et en écrivait un livre, mais le livre est introuvable. Fergan procède à des tests ADN sur de nombreux hommes de l'île et arrive vite à la conclusion que le criminel pourrait être le fils illégitime d'une des familles. Cette hypothèse d'adultère émise par l'inspecteur se heurte aux traditions turques de la communauté insulaire qui cultive le secret autour de la question des rapports conjugaux. Un journaliste révèle que Fergan est d'origine kurde, ce que lui-même ignorait. Le comportement de Fergan et son origine très mal vue se conjuguent au point qu'il devient indésirable sur l'île. Mais il tombe amoureux d'Azra, la propriétaire de l'hôtel où il loge. Celle-ci, qui maîtrise l'anglais, va aider Fergan à comprendre le crime passé quand le manuscrit de Lady Winsley va apparaître.
Clair Obscur, 1h45
Directed by Yeşim Ustaoğlu
Origin Turquie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about domestic violence
Actors Okan Yalabık, Mehmet Kurtuluş
Roles Cem
Rating64% 3.2481253.2481253.2481253.2481253.248125
Chenaz, psychiatre voit arriver dans son service Elmas, 18 ans, retrouvée vivante aux côtés des corps de son mari et de sa belle-mère, suite à une intoxication au charbon.
Head Full of Honey, 2h19
Directed by Til Schweiger
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Til Schweiger, Dieter Hallervorden, Emma Schweiger, Jan Josef Liefers, Jeanette Hain, Dar Salim
Roles Dr. Holst
Rating66% 3.3169153.3169153.3169153.3169153.316915
Retired vet Amandus (Dieter Hallervorden) suffers from Alzheimer's disease. A speech he holds at his wife Margarete's funeral reveals his deteriorating mental state. When his son Niko (Til Schweiger) and his granddaughter Tilda (Emma Schweiger) visit him, they see that he can no longer live on his own because of his mental condition. Niko convinces Amandus to move into his house near Hamburg.
Big Game
Big Game (2014)
, 1h50
Directed by Jalmari Helander
Origin Finlande
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Films about terrorism, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Stevenson, Ted Levine, Jim Broadbent, Victor Garber, Felicity Huffman
Roles Hazar
Rating54% 2.700272.700272.700272.700272.70027
When Air Force One is shot down by terrorists leaving the President of the United States William Allan Moore (Samuel L. Jackson) stranded in the wilderness of Finland, there is only one person around who can save him: a 13-year-old boy called Oskari (Onni Tommila). In the forest on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk, Oskari had been planning to track down a deer, but instead discovers the most powerful man on the planet in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in to capture their own "Big Game" prize while Pentagon officials watch on satellite broadcast—including the Vice President (Victor Garber), the CIA director (Felicity Huffman), and former CIA field operative Herbert (Jim Broadbent), brought in as a consultant—the unlikely duo must team up to escape their hunters.
Transfer
Transfer (2010)
, 1h31
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Actors Regine Nehy, Ingrid Andree, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Mehmet Kurtuluş, B.J. Britt, Jeanette Hain
Roles Laurin
Rating66% 3.3432653.3432653.3432653.3432653.343265
En Allemagne, le docteur Menzel de « Menzana », une société de biotechnologie allemande, offre à ceux veulent, un transfert de leurs souvenirs dans des corps de jeunes humains et bien portants, et ainsi une seconde vie pendant quelques heures sur une durée de trois mois. On ne peut faire le transfert que avec son corps d'origine vivant.
Head-On
Head-On (2004)
, 2h
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Meltem Cumbul, Hermann Lause, Demir Gökgöl, Mehmet Kurtuluş
Roles Barmann Istanbul
Rating78% 3.948523.948523.948523.948523.94852
Cahit Tomruk is a Turkish German in his 40s. He has given up on life after the death of his wife and seeks solace in cocaine and alcohol. One night, he intentionally drives his car head-on into a wall and barely survives. At the psychiatric clinic he is taken to, Sibel Güner, another Turkish German who has tried to commit suicide, approaches him. She asks Cahit to carry out a formal marriage with her so that she can break out of the strict rules of her conservative family. Cahit is initially turned off by the idea, but then he agrees to take part in the plan.
Soundless
Soundless (2004)
, 1h34
Directed by Mennan Yapo
Origin German
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Joachim Król, Nadja Uhl, Christian Berkel, Rudolf Martin, Lisa Martinek, Wilhelm Manske
Roles Sicherheitschef des Russen
Rating64% 3.2477953.2477953.2477953.2477953.247795
Victor est un tueur à gage parfait qui a la réputation de travailler méticuleusement et silencieusement. Une nuit, sur le site d'un contrat, il laisse la vie à une jeune femme blonde dont il tombe amoureux ; le lendemain, il lui sauve même la vie. Nina le retrouve mais elle met aussi sur sa piste Lang, le meilleur profiler de la police. Il leur devient alors difficile d'échapper ensemble à la police avec laquelle commence un jeu du chat et de la souris.
Naked
Naked (2002)
, 1h40
Directed by Doris Dörrie
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Heike Makatsch, Benno Fürmann, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Jürgen Vogel, Nina Hoss, Mehmet Kurtuluş
Roles Dylan
Rating60% 3.0483153.0483153.0483153.0483153.048315
Trois couples ayant la trentaine se retrouvent pour une soirée. Ils se lancent le défi de pouvoir reconnaître leur partenaire les yeux bandés, uniquement par le toucher.
The Tunnel
The Tunnel (2001)
, 2h30
Directed by Roland Suso Richter
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Sebastien Koch, Claudia Michelsen, Mehmet Kurtuluş
Roles Vittorio Castanza
Rating76% 3.8456153.8456153.8456153.8456153.845615
The central character of the film is Harry Melchior, played by Heino Ferch and based on the real tunneler, Hasso Herschel. Despite being imprisoned for several years for his role in the June 1953 uprising in East Germany, Melchior competes for and wins the national swimming championship in 1961. With the aid of a false passport and disguise, Harry succeeds in fleeing to West Berlin. His best friend, Matthis (played by Sebastian Koch) manages to escape through the underground sewer, but Matthis's pregnant wife Carola (played by Claudia Michelsen) was not so lucky and remained in East Berlin.
In July
In July (2000)
, 1h35
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Moritz Bleibtreu, Branka Katić, Christiane Paul, Birol Ünel, Mehmet Kurtuluş, Fatih Akın
Roles Isa
Rating76% 3.8485253.8485253.8485253.8485253.848525
At the beginning of his summer holiday, a somewhat naive trainee teacher Daniel (Moritz Bleibtreu) buys a ring from a stall run by a neighbor, the aspiring artist and street vendor Juli (in German, "Juli" would be not only the month July but also a common nickname for someone named "Julia"; Christiane Paul). The ring bears a Mayan sun symbol, which, according to Juli, has the power to lead him to the woman of his dreams, whom he will recognise by a similar sun symbol. As Juli has the ring's counterpart, and as she is in love with him, she invites Daniel to a party that evening, hoping that they will meet.
Short Sharp Shock, 1h40
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Mehmet Kurtuluş, Fatih Akın, Adam Bousdoukos, Marc Hosemann
Roles Gabriel
Rating72% 3.6460053.6460053.6460053.6460053.646005
Gabriel (Mehmet Kurtuluş) the Turk, Bobby (Aleksandar Jovanović) the Serb and Costa (Adam Bousdoukos) the Greek are three friends who used to form a neighborhood gang in Altona district of Hamburg. Following his release from prison Gabriel is ready for a new start on life. Bobby however has been doing jobs for crazed Albanian mobster Muhamer (Ralph Herforth) and his girlfriend Alice (Regula Grauwiller) turns to Gabriel for comfort. When Costa who has turned to petty theft and is dating Gabriel's sister Ceyda (İdil Üner) also joins Muhamer's gang, Gabriel intervenes to save his friends, an action which puts his dreams of retiring to Turkey at risk.

Director

Bad Cat
Bad Cat (2016)
, 1h26
Directed by Mehmet Kurtuluş
Origin Turquie
Genres Comedy, Action, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Uğur Yücel, Demet Evgar, Okan Yalabık, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, Okan Yalabık, Ayşen Gruda
Rating71% 3.59633.59633.59633.59633.5963
The story opens as Shero the bad cat, Rıza the rat and Rıfkı the seagull are getting ready for a barbeque night. This usual looking day will prove otherwise as Shero inadvertently causes the death of a likely lover, gets chased to death by his antagonists, falls in love and finds out that he is father to a son, only to disown him. Little surprise that all these small mishaps upset the great plans for the night.

Producer

Head-On
Head-On (2004)
, 2h
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Meltem Cumbul, Hermann Lause, Demir Gökgöl, Mehmet Kurtuluş
Roles Producer
Rating78% 3.948523.948523.948523.948523.94852
Cahit Tomruk is a Turkish German in his 40s. He has given up on life after the death of his wife and seeks solace in cocaine and alcohol. One night, he intentionally drives his car head-on into a wall and barely survives. At the psychiatric clinic he is taken to, Sibel Güner, another Turkish German who has tried to commit suicide, approaches him. She asks Cahit to carry out a formal marriage with her so that she can break out of the strict rules of her conservative family. Cahit is initially turned off by the idea, but then he agrees to take part in the plan.