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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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Interesting look - don't mind previous comment on Indian music See more (55 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 
 
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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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The background score repeatedly used is in Sanskrit. It is a Hindu devotional hymn called "Suprabhata".See more »
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
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Sri Satya Sai SuprbhathamSee more »

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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Interesting look - don't mind previous comment on Indian music, 26 June 2005
Author: Sawbone from Afghanistan

The comment on the Indian music is off base - Indian music and DVDs are common in Afghanistan as the local entertainment industry is still recovering from the Taliban.

Bollywood film DVDs are sold in Kabul. Pictures and posters of Indian actresses are popular here. It isn't unusual to hear recorded Sitar music here in Kabul.

Afghan and Indian music was distributed secretly at great risk during the Taliban reign.

There is just not enough Afghan material yet and Afghans love music, even if they don't understand Urdu.

There is a scene in the movie where an instrument is seized by the Taliban before the wedding.

So the soundtrack was completely appropriate for me.

Hopefully we will see a feature film made inside Afghanistan someday. Its a beautiful and fascinating place and holds fascinating stories.

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