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Safar e Ghandehar
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24 October 2001 (France) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Do yourself and the Afghan refugees a favour and send your hard-earned cash to the Red Cross instead of wasting your time. See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ike Ogut ... Naghadar

Nelofer Pazira ... Nafas
Hassan Tantai ... Tabib Sahid
Sadou Teymouri ... Khak
Hoyatala Hakimi ... Hayat
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monica Hankievich
Noam Morgensztern ... Three children (voice)
Zahra Shafahi
Safdar Shodjai
Mollazaher Teymouri

Directed by
Mohsen Makhmalbaf 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mohsen Makhmalbaf 

Produced by
Mohsen Makhmalbaf .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mohammad Reza Darvishi  (as M.R. Darvishi)
 
Cinematography by
Ebrahim Ghafori 
 
Film Editing by
Mohsen Makhmalbaf 
 
Art Direction by
Akbar Meshkini 
 
Production Management
Siamak Alagheband .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mojtaba Mirtahmasb .... assistant director
Kaveh Moinfar-Tabinghobi .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Akbar Meshkini .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Faroukh Fadace .... sound
Hussein Mahdavi .... sound designer
Hussein Mahdavi .... sound effects editor
Behroz Shahamat .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hossein Amiri .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Phil Hall .... film publicist
 

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Also Known As:
"Safar e Ghandehar" - Iran (original title)
"The Sun Behind the Moon" - International (English title)
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85 min | USA:81 min
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Tabib Sahid is played by Hassan Tantai AKA David Belfield and is under indictment in the United States for the murder of Iranian Diplomat Ali Akbar Tabatabai in 1980.See more »
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sri Satya Sai SuprbhathamSee more »

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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Do yourself and the Afghan refugees a favour and send your hard-earned cash to the Red Cross instead of wasting your time., 19 November 2001
Author: eug_eug_eug from Toronto

I was very disappointed with this film. An excellent chance to portray the plight of the Afghan people was partially wasted.

Aside from a few interesting glimpses of the culture of the Afghan refugees, this film has few redeeming qualities. The scenes are contrived, the plot is sparse, and the acting is wooden. The crew would have been much better off filming a true documentary.

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