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Kandahar ()

Safar e Ghandehar (original title)
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After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.

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Ike Ogut ...
Naghadar
Nelofer Pazira ...
Nafas
Hassan Tantai ...
Tabib Sahid
Sadou Teymouri ...
Khak
Hoyatala Hakimi ...
Hayat
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Monica Hankievich
Noam Morgensztern ...
Three children (voice)
Zahra Shafahi
Safdar Shodjai
Mollazaher Teymouri

Directed by

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf ... ()

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf ... producer

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Mohammad Reza Darvishi ... (as M.R. Darvishi)

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Ebrahim Ghafori

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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Nasser Ansari ... negative cutting
Hasan Ghahramani ... processing
Ashkan Izadi ... printing
Mahmoud Karimi ... printing
Hasan Nik-Nezhad ... Color Correction
Siamak Saeedi ... processing
Jafar Soltani ... processing

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Akbar Meshkini

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Siamak Alagheband ... production manager

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Mojtaba Mirtahmasb ... assistant director
Kaveh Moeinfar ... assistant director (as Kaveh Moinfar-Tabinghobi)

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Akbar Meshkini ... set designer

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Faroukh Fadace ... sound
Hussein Mahdavi ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Behrooz Shahamat ... sound (as Behroz Shahamat)

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Hossein Amiri ... assistant camera
Hashem Gerami ... first assistant camera
M.R. Sharifi ... still photographer

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Phil Hall ... film publicist
Abbas Saghazsaz ... production assistant (as Abbas Saghrisaz)

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Plot Summary

Nafas is a reporter who was born in Afghanistan, but fled with her family to Canada when she was a child. However, her sister wasn't so lucky; she lost her legs to a land mine while young, and when Nafas and her family left the country, her sister was accidentally left behind. Nafas receives a letter from her sister announcing that she's decided to commit suicide during the final eclipse before the dawn of the 21st century; desperate to spare her sister's life, Nafas makes haste to Afghanistan, where she joins a caravan of refugees who, for a variety of reasons, are returning to the war-torn nation. As Nafas searches for her sister, she soon gets a clear and disturbing portrait of the toll the Taliban regime has taken upon its people. Written by Ørnås

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Also Known As
  • Kandahar (France)
  • Kandahar (Japan, English title)
  • The Sun Behind the Moon (World-wide, English title)
  • Kandahar (United States)
  • Kandahar (World-wide, English title)
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  • 85 min
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Trivia This movie was filmed mostly the Iranian desert. Secretly, this movie was also filmed in desert Afganistan, without the Taliban's permission. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in American Fugitive: The Truth About Hassan (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Sri Satya Sai Suprbhatham See more »

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