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A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
"Zamani barayé masti asbha" (original title)

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Young Iranian Kurds (brothers and sisters) try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill.

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Ayoub Ahmadi ...
Ayoub
Rojin Younessi ...
Rojin
Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini ...
Ameneh
Madi Ekhtiar-dini ...
Madi
Kolsolum Ekhtiar-dini
Karim Ekhtiar-dini
Rahman Salehi
Osman Karimi
Nezhad Ekhtiar-dini
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After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, needs an immediate operation in order to remain alive. This heartbreaking tale shows the lengths to which a family will go in order to survive in the harshest of conditions, where even the horses are fed liquor in order to work. Written by Jonathan Beebe <jrbeebe@midway.uchicago.edu>

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13 September 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Un tiempo para caballos borrachos  »

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$42,188 (USA) (27 October 2000)

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$700,159 (USA) (4 May 2001)
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The first feature film in Kurdish, a language which was banned in Iranian schools since the 1940s, to achieve an international release. See more »

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Remake of Zendegi dar meh (1999) See more »

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Pure and outstanding
14 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Iranians really know how to make unique movies without being polluted by the capitalistic dominating western cinima. The respectable Abbas Kiarostami has opened the eyes of the world cinima viewers.And now Bahman Ghobadi follows by his outstanding "Time for the drunken horse". It's low budget, simple story, amateur actors, real persons...and it's a great cinema. There're a lot for the western film industry to learn from the iranian films.


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