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Bekas (2012)

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 »

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Karzan Kader

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Karzan Kader
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Cast

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
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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 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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Country:

Sweden | Finland

Language:

Kurdish

Release Date:

30 November 2012 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Barátunk, Superman See more »

Filming Locations:

Kurdistan, Iraq

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€2,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo (RCA Sound System)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Stunningly Painful
7 November 2014 | by Nada15See all my reviews

a very realistic story that reminds us of now days' children in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. that's what made it even more painful to watch. the story as simple as it is, it was so powerful and have a great impact on the viewer. It's easy to see a very great adult actors giving you a stunning dramatic performance, but to see this kind of perfection from little children it take your breath away. the movie won't be perfect without the beautiful and touching soundtrack. Great movie it gave me all the feelings a drama movie should give. it made me laugh, anxious, happy, sad, and extremely emotional. this is definitely a movie you won't forget.


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