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Kilomètre zéro (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, War | 14 September 2005 (France)
Set during the Iraq-Iran war in the 80s, the film tells of a tragicomic road trip set in Iraq's Kurdistan.

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Hiner Saleem

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Hiner Saleem
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Cast

Cast overview:
Nazmi Kirik Nazmi Kirik ... Ako
Eyam Ekrem Eyam Ekrem ... The driver
Belçim Bilgin ... Selma
Ehmed Qeladizeni Ehmed Qeladizeni ... Sami
Nezar Selami Nezar Selami ... Adnan
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Storyline

In the late 80's, in the small village of Amedi, the Kurd electrician Ako is forced to leave his family and join the Iraqi army to fight in Basra against Iran. When he is assigned to escort the coffin of a deceased soldier to his family, the crosses the country with an Arab driver and plots a scheme to desert the army and bring his wife and son to Paris. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Country:

France | Iraq | Finland

Language:

Kurdish | Arabic | French

Release Date:

14 September 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hiliometro miden See more »

Filming Locations:

Kurdistan, Iraq

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The wet dream of a ex soviet film maker
2 January 2016 | by Ersbel OraphSee all my reviews

This movie is the wet dream of any ex soviet film maker, director, producer, script writer, whatever. And not just ex soviet, any Eastern European too. The irony, the depressive scenes, the ugly irony, the pointless violence, simply all of it would feature proudly in any of the tens (or hundreds?) of crap features about how the stalinists came and pushed that particular proud savage territory from organic apple makers to polluted bankrupt industry nobody seems to need.

Sadly this is not enough. The trailers that came as a bonus with the DVD are far better than the whole film. There is a simplicity and an irony that simply can't be found in the whole hour and a half. The camera is nice. The idea is even better. And everything seems to stop there. The feature is too long for the story. And it has timing problems -- for example a man who died after the main characters leave the front is mysteriously already waiting somewhere near the end.

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