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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 overview:
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
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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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Sweden | Finland | Iraq

Language:

Kurdish

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30 November 2012 (Sweden) See more »

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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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A glimpse into the extraordinary lives of Kurdish children in the 90's!
20 February 2015 | by HarmanYonisSee all my reviews

Bekas is the tale of two orphans, Zana and Dana in Iraqi Kurdistan. It is set in a period of time where the Kurdish people were living under rather humbling conditions and were still oppressed by the dictator Saddam Hussein.

This is beautifully portrayed in the movie trough the eyes of Zana and Dana. Besides being authentic in its portraying, the movie also accomplishes to be very witty and funny at the same time and makes you fall in love with the two interesting and different characters that Zana and Dana are.

This movie is by far one of my favorites and a must see for everyone, okay I am saying this 'partly' because I myself am Kurdish, but it really is a good drama, funny at times and more importantly very authentic. I definitely recommend this movie.


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