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Zagros (2017)

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Havin, the young wife of Kurdish shepherd Zagros, is being accused of adultery. She flees with their daughter Rayhan from Kurdistan to Brussels. Zagros is convinced of her innocence, leaves his family to start a new life.

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Sahim Omar Kalifa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maaike Neuville ... Lore
Feyyaz Duman ... Zagros
Aziz Çapkurt ... Youssef
Halima Ilter
Anass Haskouri ... Cab Driver
Suat Usta Suat Usta ... Dara
Steve Van Nuffel Steve Van Nuffel ... Truck driver / human trafficker
Leyla Batgi Leyla Batgi ... Fatima
Karl Ferlin Karl Ferlin ... Refugee Truck
Yusuf Çetin ... Jir
Ezdam Parilti Ezdam Parilti ... Taymour
Brader Musiki ... Abdollah
Serkaut Mustafa Serkaut Mustafa ... Ali
Daria Hachem Mohamet Gulli Daria Hachem Mohamet Gulli ... Rayhan
Elvan Kocer Elvan Kocer ... Eliz
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Havin, the young wife of Kurdish shepherd Zagros, is being accused of adultery. She flees with their daughter Rayhan from Kurdistan to Brussels. Zagros is convinced of her innocence, leaves his family to start a new life.

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Belgium

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Dutch

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15 November 2017 (Belgium) See more »

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Heart sinking movie
5 July 2018 | by woutervandersluisSee all my reviews

Very believable struggle beween the traditional Kurdish sociëteit and modern western life. The romantic village life in Kurdistan is in this movie unmasked in a vilifying way. We long sometimes to that safety of simple life of this shepherd Zagros in a society were everything has its simple place and where you are one with the community where you live in. Like Zagros says it in the beginning of the movie sitting with his beautiful wife and sweet child in the Kurdish landscape and says that this is the most beautiful place in the world. I heard once a western journalist say in a documentary about life in the Kaukasus meeting people demonstrating and celebrating their oneness in such a village: "You live in a real community. We westerners lost our tribe." And yes we do have that feeling of loss living our individualistic often lonely western lifes. We go on holidays to tiny Italian villages, old little towns in Bulgaria, kampungs on Bali to experience the seemingly harmonious life where people feel close and caring for each other. But this film demonstrates how oppressive such a traditional community can be. We see a few people trying to free themselves from that tiranny of gossip and strict traditions by emigrating to the modern west. If this works is put into question. Escaping to the west one always takes the belief in the conventions of the tradition with him or her. In this movie only the people who are traumatized deeply by the terror of the traditional village make a successful escape because they don't see a way back. But also for them the village will always come after them.


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