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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 »

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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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Budget:

EUR2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$479,226
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Stereo (RCA Sound System)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Awesome child comedy Movie with serious background.
30 December 2013 | by rameshmanjunathSee all my reviews

The movie has created quite a buzz in Bangalore International Film Festival BIFFES 2013. Before watching, I had read the synopsis and felt this one is going to really start boring me at least some part of the movie. But seriously, i never felt bored even a moment through out the movie. Excellent direction with great choice of Camera angles and shot selection.

The shot above the lake till it shows the brothers on Long ears with celebrations is outstanding. The music or background score compliments the movie from start till the end. The performances by the two little boys are outstanding and the little one made me speechless.

Edge of the seat scenes and holding your attention till the end from the start is outstanding. Director Kader strikes the right chords with his direction and the length of the movie. The climax seems just right and very well shot.


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