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Utopia (2015)

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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.

Director:

Hassan Nazer

Writer:

Amir Aghaee (as Amir Aghai)
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Credited cast:
Hannah Spearritt ... Lucy
Andrew Shaver ... William
Homayoun Ershadi ... Najib
Bhasker Patel ... Spiritual Man
Arun Bali ... Rajendra
Saahil Chadha Saahil Chadha ... Rajnesh
Lesley Sim ... Nurse
Chris Robb ... William's friend
Alec Westwood Alec Westwood ... UK Doctor
Sayantani Nandi Sayantani Nandi ... Raksha
Jamie Begg Jamie Begg ... Main soldier
John Sawkins John Sawkins ... Second soldier
Martine Malalai Zikria Martine Malalai Zikria ... Janan
Pamela Donald Pamela Donald ... Nurse
Jp Chopra Jp Chopra ... Boarder Soldier
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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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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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Must watch film.
14 March 2020 | by nadiramurraySee all my reviews

Highly recommended. Loved the modern take on Afghan women. Not all women are victims in Afghanistan and this film shows interesting and unique perspective of a decision made by an afghan family. The story, directing, performance and production is great and enjoyed every moment of it.


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Country:

Afghanistan | Iran | UK | India

Language:

English | Dari | Hindi

Release Date:

15 July 2015 (Afghanistan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kabul, Afghanistan See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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