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Stray Dogs (2004)

Sag-haye velgard (original title)
The story of survival of 2 children in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Their mother has been imprisoned for "adultery" and their father is in Guantanamo Bay.

Director:

Marzieh Makhmalbaf (as Marzieh Meshkini)

Writer:

Marzieh Makhmalbaf (as Marzieh Meshkini)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gol-Ghotai Gol-Ghotai ... Gol-Ghotai
Zahed Zahed ... Zahed
Agheleh Rezaie Agheleh Rezaie ... The mother
Sohrab Akbari Sohrab Akbari ... Atef, the guard
Jamil Ghanazideh Jamil Ghanazideh ... Angry guardian
Agheleh Shamsollah Agheleh Shamsollah ... Female cell guardian
Razeddin Sayyar Razeddin Sayyar ... Old crazy man
Maydeh Gol Maydeh Gol ... Grand-mother
Ghomri Valad Amir Ghomri Valad Amir ... Woman in a burqa
Shah Mahmood Golbahari Shah Mahmood Golbahari ... Rose seller
Emameddin Vakil Emameddin Vakil ... Cinema teller
Akhtar Abdolaziz Akhtar Abdolaziz ... Cart driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Twiggy Twiggy ... Dog
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The story of survival of 2 children in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Their mother has been imprisoned for "adultery" and their father is in Guantanamo Bay.

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Drama

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[subtitled version]
Gol-Ghotai: Zahed, did you tell dad what mother said? Did you tell him?
Zahed: Yes.
Gol-Ghotai: Did he feel sorry for us?
Zahed: He said: "I went to fight in a Holy War. Your mother married again. Didn't she love me?"
Gol-Ghotai: She married again because we were hungry. Now that man is dead.
Zahed: Dad said that's good, and if mum dies, they can make love in Hell.
Gol-Ghotai: What's Hell?
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very beautiful movie

At first I was hesitant to watch this film since at the beginning the look of the two children frankly drew me away from it thinking it would be very depressing. But since there was nothing better to watch on my crappy cable system, I stayed and do not regret it one bit. I fell in love with the two characters. Their performance was unbelievable since they are very young and not professionals. I did not find the end very sad since it leaves you with a sense of hope because the little girl had such a strong spirit that you want to feel she will be alright despite the terrible social and cultural situations that prevail in those countries.


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Country:

Iran | France | Afghanistan

Language:

Dari

Release Date:

15 June 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Chiens égarés See more »

Filming Locations:

Kabul, Afghanistan

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,110
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