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Before Snowfall (2013)

Før snøen faller (original title)
A sixteen-year-old boy gets wrapped in plastic, and lowered into a tank truck full of crude oil. That's how Hisham Zaman's long awaited feature film debut begins.

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Hisham Zaman
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Credited cast:
Abdullah Taher Abdullah Taher ... Siyar
Suzan Ilir Suzan Ilir ... Evin
Bahar Ozen Bahar Ozen ... Nermin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ava Abdulsattar Ava Abdulsattar ... Nergiz
Cabbar Baris Cabbar Baris ... Haydar Fanus
Erdal Ceviz Erdal Ceviz ... Reseptionist
Omer Chawshin Omer Chawshin ... Sufi
Billey Demirtas Billey Demirtas ... Hawar
Hassan Dimirci Hassan Dimirci ... Champion
Kawa Gilli Kawa Gilli ... Sherko
Eva Medusa Gühne ... Dörthe
Nazmi Kirik Nazmi Kirik ... Refugee
Ugur Baris Mehmetoglu Ugur Baris Mehmetoglu ... Shoe shiner
Jin Musa Jin Musa ... Daughter of Zirek
Bina Qeredaxi Bina Qeredaxi ... Extra
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BEFORE SNOWFALL is a road movie that becomes an odyssey from East to West for young Siyar, a village-boy from Iraqi-Kurdistan. His journey begins when his older sister, Nermin, flees her wedding. Siyar's father is dead, and as the eldest son, he is obliged to set out to find his sister and restore his family honour in the local village. In Istanbul he meets the young girl Evin. They travel together. Their journey through Greece, Germany (Berlin) and Norway makes Siyar's search for his sister a search for dignity and love. Written by Paradox

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Sebah El Xer
Written by Melayê Cizîrî
Performed by Zubêr Salih
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Artistic Translation of Society Issues
29 December 2014 | by shamal-sabriSee all my reviews

Hisham Zaman, the Kurdish Director, could translate one of the issue that Kurdish society and tribal environment which the Kurdish society has into a very artistic images which you can understand and accept through the film. Apart from the issues he present, he could also present the inner side of a Kurdish man who at the end a human who has a feelings and a big heart and can change to the better. Even if that change will cost him a lot. Though his film, Hisham could present the beauty and the ironical status of the society in a very beautiful combination of story and pictures which he could present. As for Hisham Zaman previous films, his short "Bawka" and his feature "Letter to the King" are presenting the creative a level of this successful Kurdish Director.


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Norway | Germany | Iraq

Language:

Kurdish

Release Date:

14 January 2013 (Norway) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Duhok Kurdistan, Iraq See more »

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Budget:

NOK19,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,111
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