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Two homeless Kurdish brothers see Superman in the town's first movie theatre and decide they are going to live with him in the US. It's a long, dangerous road in the hands of ruthless human smugglers.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Zamand Taha ...
Sarwar Fazil ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rebwar Amin ...
Cinema owner
Ahmad Azad ...
Fat boy
Rebwar Hama Hawrami ...
Taxi driver
Sifa Kamran ...
Girl in the smugglers car
Navzad Majid ...
Donkey owner
Adbulrahman Mohamad ...
Osman
Bahzad Mohamad ...
Cinema guard
Shirwan Mohamad ...
Jamal
Shwan Mohamad ...
Fat dad
Khani Nabaz ...
Donkey kid
Kamran Nury ...
Dad in the smugglers car
Ata Hama Salih ...
Border guard
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Two homeless Kurdish brothers see Superman in the town's first movie theatre and decide they are going to live with him in the US. It's a long, dangerous road in the hands of ruthless human smugglers.

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$500,000 (estimated)
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a beautifully narrated short film about two orphans in Iraq
16 August 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I saw "Bekas" on SVT (Swedish television) today when I had a meal at a pizzeria. I was so mesmerized by the visual language and the cleverness of story being told that I didn't want to leave even though I had finished of my plate.

The plot, two orphans, six and nine years old, in the Kurdish parts of Iraq navigating through their daily life without any adult advisory or care. The short is told in a warm, loving and humorous manner, but lays bare the difficulties that street children experience in general, concerning poverty, trust, violence and education. The two young actors, Zamand Taha and Sarwar Fazil, put of a splendid performance. The movie reminded me in a way of City of God (Cidade de Deus).

Well done Karzan Kader and Dramatiska Institutet.


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