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Sag-haye velgard (2004)

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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Cast

Credited cast:
Gol-Ghotai ... Gol-Ghotai
Zahed ... Zahed
Agheleh Rezaie ... The mother
Sohrab Akbari ... Atef, the guard
Jamil Ghanazideh ... Angry guardian
Agheleh Shamsollah ... Female cell guardian
Razeddin Sayyar ... Old crazy man
Maydeh Gol ... Grand-mother
Ghomri Valad Amir ... Woman in a burqa
Shah Mahmood Golbahari ... Rose seller
Emameddin Vakil ... Cinema teller
Akhtar Abdolaziz ... Cart driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Chiens égarés  »

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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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