Zaman: The Man from the Reeds (2003)
"Zaman, l'homme des roseaux" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  November 2003 (France)
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Cast overview:
Sami Kaftan ...
Shada Salim ...
Saadiya Al-Zaydi ...
Om Abbas
Hussein Imad ...
Nizar Al-Samarayi ...
The doctor
Rasim Al-Joumayli ...
The driver
Moushin Al-Ali ...
The director
Fathima Salah ...
Talal Hadi ...
The sayyid


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Zaman - Der weite Weg nach Bagdad  »

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Emotional and visually beautiful
9 September 2004 | by (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – See all my reviews

What attracted me to see this film was firstly the fact it came from Iraq as films from that part of the world in my country could only bee seen during the Sarajevo Film Festival – if even there. The unknown director form the unknown cinematography was challenging enough. 'Zaman…' is visually so stunning and emotionally so warm that it was it was surely worthy to give him a try. The story itself is basically simple and very sad – the main character's wife is seriously ill and needs an expensive medicine which is very difficult to find in the distant town. He leaves the reeds of his homeland to search for the medicine experiencing both humiliation and people's kindness during the long lasting journey. Even though the ending is predictably sad, there is some light at the conclusion in the comfort that Zaman gets from his adopted son. The most valuable parts of this film are tremendously beautiful photography and silently expressed feelings. Little, beautiful, touchy movie that reaches 7 out of 10.

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