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Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Baran
... Govend
Suat Usta ... Reber
... Tajdin
... Jaffar Mohammed Emin
Tarik Akreyî ... Aziz Aga
Véronique Wüthrich ... Nîroj
Mizgin Gemo ... Zirek
Kamiran Betasi ... The Judge
Adil Abdolrahman ... The Commisionner (as Adil Abdulrahman)
Bahman Haci ... Sadu (as Bahman Haji)
Nezar Selami ... The Commisionner (as Nizar Salami)
Sivan Salim ... Govend's Father (as Shivan Salim)
Yilmaz Özdil ... The Hanged Man (as Yilmaz Ozdil)
... The Photographer
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Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but instead agrees to be stationed in a small valley, at the very borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. It is a lawless territory, right at the heart of illegal drug, medication and alcohol trafficking. Having arrived in the small village, he refuses to bow down to Aga Azzi, the seriously corrupt tribal chief and absolute ruler of the area. Baran meets Govend, the village school teacher, who is also rejected by the villagers. Like Baran, she represents another law, that of the young and autonomous Kurdish state. Govend is all the more vulnerable as she is not a married woman. Written by Anonymous

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Award : Prix de la Jeunesse au Festival du Film Romantique de Cabourg 2013. See more »

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Baran: You're too brave to accept this.
Govend: No one wanted this village. And the children here, they needed education. I like it here. I like the children.
Baran: No one forced you.
Govend: No. I always wanted to study till I was 26. And now, I feel too old for here.
Baran: How old are you?
Govend: 28. But I got one thing. If you're not married at this age, people think there's something wrong with you.
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Baby I Don't Care (You're So Square)
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
(1957).
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The movie is like the poster (tv)
2 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

When i checked up Goldsifeth movies, i left this one because following her in a backwater isn't my definition of enjoyable! Well, i suppose i could talk about a devastated country, oppressed minority, patriarchal society, honor and stupidity but right now, i'm just fed up with those subjects and I'm not ONU... I just like the way Goldsifteh express herself, from resistance to resignation, from dream to hope... Unlike so many big names actresses, she is more interested in showing her soul than her skin and that's the essential...


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