MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 25,708 this week

Buzkashi Boys (2012)

 |  Short, Drama  |  2012 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 496 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 170 critic

Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat - Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (as Martin Roe)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 07 Jan 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 17 Jan 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 07 Feb 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Buzkashi Boys" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Buzkashi Boys (2012)

Buzkashi Boys (2012) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Buzkashi Boys.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

February I (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

During a date a man loses himself in the compelling stories of a woman about freedom. Something beautiful occurs between the two, but the woman is more than she seems.

Director: Siar Sedig
Stars: Armin Tashakoor, Maryam Tarami, Jack Bontekoe
Asad (2012)
Short | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A coming of age fable of a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land.

Director: Bryan Buckley
Stars: Harun Mohammed, Ibrahim Moallim Hussein, Ali Mohammed
Inocente (2012)
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A personal and vibrant coming of age story about a young artist's determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix
Henry III (2011)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Henry, a great concert pianist, has his life thrown in turmoil the day the love of this life, Maria, disappears mysteriously. He'll then discover the inevitable verdict of life.

Director: Yan England
Stars: Gérard Poirier, Marie Tifo, Hubert Lemire
The Crush (2010)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An 8 year old schoolboy is so besotted with his teacher that he challenges her boyfriend to a duel...to the death.

Director: Michael Creagh
Stars: Olga Wehrly, Rory Keenan, Oran Creagh
More (1998)
Sci-Fi | Short | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A worker in a factory learns a lesson about life. When is enough?

Director: Mark Osborne
New Boy I (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Captures the experience of being the new kid in school through the eyes of Joseph, a nine year-old African boy.

Director: Steph Green
Stars: Olutunji Ebun-Cole, Simon O'Driscoll, Fionn O'Shea
Toyland (2007)
Short | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

1942: what happens when a German kid believes that his Jewish neighbors are going to Toyland? A story about lies and guilt.

Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank
Stars: Julia Jäger, Cedric Eich, Tamay Bulut Özvatan
Miracle Fish (2009)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

8 year old Joe has a Birthday he will never forget. After friends bully him, he sneaks off to the sick bay, wishing everyone in the world would go away. He wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality.

Director: Luke Doolan
Stars: Karl Beattie, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Sebastian Dickins
Tuba Atlantic (2010)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Everybody is going to die one day. Oskar (70) is going to die in 6 days. He is now ready to forgive his brother for a disagreement years ago. Will he reach his brother, who he believes live... See full summary »

Director: Hallvar Witzø
Stars: David Chocron, Edvard Hægstad, Terje Ranes
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A prying neighbor, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a ... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Back
Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kevin Corrigan, Liane Balaban
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for, but the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family.

Director: Michael Lennox
Stars: Martin McCann, Charlene McKenna, Jonathan Harden
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Fawad Mohammadi ...
Rafi
Jawanmard Paiz ...
Ahmad
Wali Talash ...
Blacksmith
Edit

Storyline

Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat - Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot on location in Kabul city by an alliance of Afghan and international film makers, Buzkashi Boys is a look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pesaran-e-Buzkashi  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The entire movie was filmed on location in Kabul, Afghanistan See more »

Connections

Featured in The Oscars (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The kids are amazing actors in this one...
3 February 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I just got back from seeing the five Oscar-nominated live action shorts and was pleasantly surprised. After seeing a mediocre batch of animated shorts yesterday, I was so happy to see that the live action films are among the very best I've ever seen nominated.

This is the story of two boys--Rafi and Ahmad. Ahmad is an orphan and wanders the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. Rafi is the son of a grouchy blacksmith. Both boys like to spend time together but Rafi's father often warns him to avoid the homeless boy. Both boys have dreams of growing up to become Buzkashi players--an odd game played on horseback where players rising horses try to drag a goat carcass to a circle while the other players try to stop him. Where this story goes ends up being very tragic and touching, but also vaguely unsatisfying simply because the other nominees are so strong. The film's strengths are its amazing location shooting (it's like a different planet), AMAZING child actors and nice cinematography. But, as I said, when the film ended I was left a bit flat. But, the filmmakers show amazing talent and I look forward to more of their work.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Buzkashi Boys (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?