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Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing that tends to pop into our minds is the war and Saddam Hussein. But there is another side... See full summary »


Karzan Kader


Karzan Kader
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Zamand Taha Zamand Taha ... Zana
Sarwar Fazil Sarwar Fazil ... Dana
Diya Mariwan Diya Mariwan ... Helliya
Suliman Karim Mohamad Suliman Karim Mohamad ... Baba Shalid
Rahim Hussen Rahim Hussen ... Mama Hama
Abdulrahman Mohamad Abdulrahman Mohamad ... Osman
Shirwan Mohamad Shirwan Mohamad ... Jamal (as Shirwan Muhamad)
Bahadin Halabjai Bahadin Halabjai ... Ali
Nawzad Majid Nawzad Majid ... Hagi Alan
Bakir Mustafa Bakir Mustafa ... Professor Rizgar
Baxan Mohamad Baxan Mohamad ... Pora Begard
Mohamad Salah Mohamad Salah ... Ismail
Diyar Jamal Diyar Jamal ... Ari
Binay Bahman Binay Bahman ... Laila
Ari Muhedin Ari Muhedin ... Azad


Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing that tends to pop into our minds is the war and Saddam Hussein. But there is another side too - it is perhaps the most notorious country in the world and it goes by the name Kurdistan. Welcome to BEKAS. This is a story about two homeless brothers Zana (6) and Dana (10) who live on the edge of survival. In the beginning of the story they catch a glimpse of Superman through a hole in the wall at the local cinema. Zana and Dana decide that they want to go to America and live with Superman. Once they get there he can solve all their problems, make their lives easy and punish everyone that has been mean to them. Zana, the younger brother, starts to make a list of all people he is going to tell Superman to punish. On top of the list is Saddam Hussein. Dana on the other hand makes a concrete plan for what they need to get there; money, passports, transportation and a way to get across the ... Written by Karzan Kader

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Excellent Movie
19 March 2013 | by evarisSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much out of this movie. Looking at the movie poster thought it's just a funny kiddie movie set in Iraq but I was wrong. It was one of the best regional movies I have ever watched. The director has done an amazing job with the direction and working with the kids. The small kid was just out of the world, he cud easily beat the best when it comes to acting. I wonder why such kids don't get an opportunity on the bigger stage. The movie is sad but very funny at the same time. I can't imagine there are still innocent kids living like that even now, matter of fact in even worser conditions. I personally wud like to forget the sadder part and keep the funny moments in my memory, not that am not concerned abt their plight. I wud like to recommend this movie to everyone. This is must watch movie.

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Release Date:

30 November 2012 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Barátunk, Superman See more »

Filming Locations:

Kurdistan, Iraq


Box Office


EUR2,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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