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Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007)

Buda as sharm foru rikht (original title)
A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference. The only young boy who takes her to his school is ... See full summary »

Director:

Hana Makhmalbaf

Writer:

Marzieh Makhmalbaf (as Marzieh Meshkini)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Abbas Alijome Abbas Alijome ... Abbas
Abdolali Hoseinali Abdolali Hoseinali ... Talib boy
Nikbakht Noruz Nikbakht Noruz ... Baktay
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A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference. The only young boy who takes her to his school is thrown out by the teacher, because helping her prevented him from coming in time. - It must not go unnoticed that the schoolgirls and the female teacher are likewise hostile toward this girl. None of them want her in the classroom. On her way home she and other girls are taken as prisoners by boys playing talibans. They tear her school book to pieces (or rather what was left of it after the schoolgirls had done the same thing.) The "taliban boys" threaten to stone their girl prisoners (although in this movie there is little real physical violence against girls). The girl's attempts end in complete failure. (Whatever moods of the scenes throughout the entire movie, the acting by the central girl is really impressive.) Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

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Drama | War

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Official Sites:

Le Pacte [France]

Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

20 February 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame See more »

Filming Locations:

Tajikistan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,587,401
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1.85 : 1
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Edited in Tajikistan and completed in Germany. See more »

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Featured in Ahate pasa (2010) See more »

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Moving and Beautiful
14 March 2010 | by paulomontoya18See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this film on TV while feeling rather down. At first I thought it was a documentary and was interested by it, after 5 minutes I was hooked.

As the story unfolded I soon realised that it was a film that captures a realism rarely seen on screen, nothing in this film seems contrived if anything it is ad hoc and natural.

I couldn't believe how much I instantly warmed to the characters especially the central character.

Without giving anything away this feature moved me, disturbed me, humbled me and left me in awe.

You need to see this film for yourself, any description I could give would be a disservice to it.


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