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For a Moment, Freedom (2008)
"Ein Augenblick Freiheit" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  9 January 2009 (Austria)
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Centers on a group of weary Middle Eastern refugees who have made their way to Turkey to apply for European visas.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ali (as Navíd Akhavan)
Pourya Mahyari ...
Mehrdad
Elika Bozorgi ...
Azy
Sina Saba ...
Arman
Payam Madjlessi ...
Hassan
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Lale
Kian Khalili ...
Kamran
Kamran Rad ...
Kian
Said Oveissi ...
Abbas
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Manu
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Jasmin
Toufan Manoutcheri ...
Mother of Asy und Arman
Michael Niavarani ...
Father of Asy und Arman
Soussan Azarin ...
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Muhammed Cangören ...
Grandfather
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Centers on a group of weary Middle Eastern refugees who have made their way to Turkey to apply for European visas.

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Riahi's script was one of two international scripts to be invited to Sundance Lab in 2003. See more »

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References Bicycle Thieves (1948) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Dieter Bohlen
Performed by Modern Talking
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Simply a great movie!
28 October 2008 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

This is one of the films where I don't hesitate to give it a fat 10. The story follows several people trying to escape from Iran by going of the hilly border to Turkey and from there to Europe. The story centers around two little children and two men, a relative and a friend. Their goal is to bring the children to Austria, where the parents already are.

Along the way other refugees enter the story. After they reach the border their problems just begin. Now they are unprotected and have to fear the Turkish Police and the Iranian Secret Service. They have to get recognized as a political refugee from the UN as the only way to get to Europe officially. Everyday they stand in line to get this paper, while living in sleazy hotels, waiting, hoping. Desperation creeps into every corner.

Different fate awaits them. I'm not going to tell you anymore but wish you check-it out for yourself. Our news is often about foreigners, refugees, racism but little do we know what it means to leave everything behind and head for a better life. If you want to find out, go and see this film! The actors and the direction is excellent, the whole film is perfectly done.


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