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Kandahar (2001)
"Safar e Ghandehar" (original title)

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After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.

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Ike Ogut ...
Naghadar
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Nafas
Hassan Tantai ...
Tabib Sahid
Sadou Teymouri ...
Khak
Hoyatala Hakimi ...
Hayat
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Noam Morgensztern ...
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Zahra Shafahi
Safdar Shodjai
Mollazaher Teymouri
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Nafas is a reporter who was born in Afghanistan, but fled with her family to Canada when she was a child. However, her sister wasn't so lucky; she lost her legs to a land mine while young, and when Nafas and her family left the country, her sister was accidentally left behind. Nafas receives a letter from her sister announcing that she's decided to commit suicide during the final eclipse before the dawn of the 21st century; desperate to spare her sister's life, Nafas makes haste to Afghanistan, where she joins a caravan of refugees who, for a variety of reasons, are returning to the war-torn nation. As Nafas searches for her sister, she soon gets a clear and disturbing portrait of the toll the Taliban regime has taken upon its people. Written by Ørnås

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$21,122 (USA) (14 December 2001)

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$21,122 (USA) (14 December 2001)
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This movie was filmed mostly the Iranian desert. Secretly, this movie was also filmed in desert Afganistan, without the Taliban's permission. See more »

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must watch to see whats happen in afgan
17 March 2012 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I amazed with Hindu devotional song used in background.

It reminds that all god are same one and only but we pray at differently.

I have seen good movie, second to About Elly. Good movie. must watch.

It pictured day to day life of Afghan women.

It induce lot of inner questions like Dr. in this film.

Why should all happen for that people? why they can not like others in this world?

Director & lead charter in this story done marvelous work.

All charter brings the really in their face.

I love background music , really fantastic.


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