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Two-Legged Horse (2008)

Asbe du-pa (original title)
A wealthy boy hires a poor child to carry him around like a horse.

Director:

Samira Makhmalbaf
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ziya Mirza Mohamad Ziya Mirza Mohamad ... Guiah, the horse-child
Haron Ahad Haron Ahad ... The master
Gol-Ghotai Gol-Ghotai ... The young beggar (as Gol Gotai Karimi)
Khojeh Nader Khojeh Nader ... The uncle
Yasin Tavildar Yasin Tavildar ... The father
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Storyline

A father who has a young son with one leg and no other household members must go to India for some weeks. He hires another boy for a dollar a day to carry the son around on his back, to the school or to whatever whims may occur to the son. Actually the son is so skilled in jumping at really great speed, that he does not need any help or any "horse". The son's whims include not only verbal and physical abuse, but also repeated "horse fights" where "the horse" will continually be knocked down. Even "the horse's" tender feelings for a child girl beggar are exploited and mocked. Because of the brutal and degrading treatment "the horse" will become more and more similar to a real horse. Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

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Drama

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A simple story wisely told
18 February 2021 | by salinasrodolfoSee all my reviews

A simple story wisely told. It is amazing how symbolism and metaphor in this film can make one think so profoundly about human behaviour.


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Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian | Uzbek

Release Date:

6 May 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El caballo de dos piernas See more »

Filming Locations:

Afghanistan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,201
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