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Stray Dogs (2004)

Sag-haye velgard (original title)
The story of survival of 2 children in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Their mother has been imprisoned for "adultery" and their father is in Guantanamo Bay.

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(as Marzieh Meshkini)

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(as Marzieh Meshkini)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gol-Ghotai ...
Gol-Ghotai
Zahed ...
Zahed
Agheleh Rezaie ...
The mother
Sohrab Akbari ...
Atef, the guard
Jamil Ghanazideh ...
Angry guardian
Agheleh Shamsollah ...
Female cell guardian
Razeddin Sayyar ...
Old crazy man
Maydeh Gol ...
Grand-mother
Ghomri Valad Amir ...
Woman in a burqa
Shah Mahmood Golbahari ...
Rose seller
Emameddin Vakil ...
Cinema teller
Akhtar Abdolaziz ...
Cart driver
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Twiggy ...
Dog
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The story of survival of 2 children in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Their mother has been imprisoned for "adultery" and their father is in Guantanamo Bay.

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[subtitled version]
Gol-Ghotai: Zahed, did you tell dad what mother said? Did you tell him?
Zahed: Yes.
Gol-Ghotai: Did he feel sorry for us?
Zahed: He said: "I went to fight in a Holy War. Your mother married again. Didn't she love me?"
Gol-Ghotai: She married again because we were hungry. Now that man is dead.
Zahed: Dad said that's good, and if mum dies, they can make love in Hell.
Gol-Ghotai: What's Hell?
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Wanted the VCD/DVD for this film
24 July 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

It is an overwhelming film. Haunting, almost. Almost like a real life documentary -- So realistic was the presentation. I have seen the movie at the OSIAN Film Festival in Delhi in 2005. Even after viewing other movies at this year's (2006) OSIAN Film festival this year I am longing to see this film again and again. A simple but socially so relevant film.

Would like to get a VCD/DVD of this film. Where and how can I get it. Is a dependable online seller available? Can anyone guide me. I would even like to see other movies of this film maker. I stay in Delhi, India.


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