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United States of Afghanistan (2004)

This is not a report on war, but an exploration of what happened to Afghanistan, the nation we heard and read so much about following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York ... See full summary »

Director:

Pål Hollender

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ismatullah Baig Ismatullah Baig ... Himself
Olle Ljungström ... Himself
Hamid Oghabi Sajjadi Hamid Oghabi Sajjadi ... Himself
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This is not a report on war, but an exploration of what happened to Afghanistan, the nation we heard and read so much about following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York 2001. Was any of it true? Completely unprepared Pål Hollender and his friend-with-a-death-wish, Swedish pop star Olle Ljungström, went to Afghanistan, wrecklessly diving into the tension building up in September 2002, the anniversary of 9/11 approaching. In "United States of Afghanistan" we witness Olle's hopeless efforts to perform in the street with his songs. There is unique footage of an explosion and the exhilarated media trying to cover the scene before it turns cold. And we meet little Ali, a nine-year-old Afghan boy. Through his uncensored eyes we get to see the events and situation following the American invasion of Afghanistan. The result is a series of visually strong and intimate scenes from Afghanistan. The disturbing ignorance of the two friends from Sweden is as relevant as the meeting... Written by Zentropa Real

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

7 November 2004 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Dogumentar: United States of Afghanistan See more »

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Zentropa Real ApS See more »
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This movie is a "dogumentary" - presented by Lars von Trier. There was a set of nine rules similar to the dogme rules. It wasn't allowed to use archive footage, hidden camera, manipulation of sound and picture, extra soundtrack etc.. See more »

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