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20 February 2008 (France) See more »
A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Abbas Alijome ... Abbas
Abdolali Hoseinali ... Talib boy
Nikbakht Noruz ... Baktay

Directed by
Hana Makhmalbaf 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marzieh Makhmalbaf  (as Marzieh Meshkini)

Produced by
Maysam Makhmalbaf .... producer
Original Music by
Tolibhon Shakhidi 
Cinematography by
Ostad Ali 
Film Editing by
Mastaneh Mohajer 
Production Design by
Akbar Meshkini 
Production Management
Fakhrodin Ayam .... production manager
Sound Department
Hussein Mahdavi .... sound editor
Hussein Mahdavi .... sound mixer
Farid Pirayesh .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Mehrdad Zonnour .... still photographer

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  • L.V.T. Paris  subtitling: French original version with subtitles

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Also Known As:
"Buda as sharm foru rikht" - Iran (original title)
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Canada:81 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Edited in Tajikistan and completed in Germany.See more »
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Featured in Ahate pasa (2010)See more »


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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Courageous in many ways, 22 September 2008
Author: KubrickCube from United Kingdom

To tell a story without telling the audience what they should and shouldn't feel is courageous in any age; in this age of zealotry and cynicism, and especially in the film makers' own region, it is almost messianic...siddhartic even.

And of course, what better way to cut through the bu11shit and get to the facts than to lay them out from a child's perspective? The innocent child who still has a free will shows us how the world might be if conditions were better; the innocent children who have been indoctrinated, thereby mirroring the adult world, show us how the sorry world of today really is.

Children represent the truth, but not for long: the battle for their souls is the battle for the future.

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