Utopia (2015)

Janan, a woman from Afghanistan, travels to the UK for artificial insemination. Cultural, religious, and moral complications explode when William, a medical sciences student working in the clinic, switches the donor's semen for his own.


Hassan Nazer


Amir Aghaee (as Amir Aghai)
7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Hannah Spearritt ... Lucy
Andrew Shaver ... William
Homayoun Ershadi ... Najib
Bhasker Patel ... Spiritual Man
Saahil Chadha Saahil Chadha ... Rajnesh
Arun Bali ... Rajendra
Alec Westwood Alec Westwood ... UK Doctor
Chris Robb ... William's friend
Lesley Sim ... Nurse
Sayantani Nandi Sayantani Nandi ... Raksha
Martine Malalai Zikria Martine Malalai Zikria ... Janan
Austyn Middleton Austyn Middleton ... Williams colleague
Mamnoon Maghsoodi Mamnoon Maghsoodi ... Dr. soltani
Jaideb Singh Jaideb Singh ... Receptionist
Masoud Shahrvand Masoud Shahrvand ... Flight Manager


Three interwoven stories of loneliness and isolation that centre around Janan, a woman from Afghanistan who travels to the UK for artificial insemination. Complications arise when William, a medical sciences student working in the clinic switches the donor's semen for his own. Written by MovieScoop

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Afghanistan | UK


English | Dari | Hindi

Release Date:

15 July 2015 (Afghanistan) See more »

Also Known As:

Arman Shahr See more »

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The film was selected as the Afghan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. The film was also one of the qualifying films for the 73rd Golden Globes (2015). See more »

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