Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Fatih Akin’s quest story starring Tahar Rahim.

The Cut premiered in Venice and marks the fifth feature collaboration between Strand and Akin.

The epic drama centres on a young blacksmith whose search for this two daughters takes him from Turkey to the Mesopotamian deserts to Havana to North Dakota.

Strand plans a spring release.

Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing negotiated with Brigitte Suarez of The Match Factory.