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The Breadwinner (2017)

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In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

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Credited cast:
... Parvana (voice)
... Shauzia (voice) (as Soma Bhatia)
... Idrees / Sulayman (voice)
... Fattema / Old Woman (voice)
... Nurullah / Talib Security Man (voice)
Shaista Latif ... Soraya (voice)
... Sorceress / Woman in Courtyard (voice)
... Razaq (voice)
... Optician / Kiln Owner / Crowd Voices (voice)
... Darya / Fruit Juice Vendor / Jail Warden / Various (voice)
... Megaphone / Market Seller (voice)
... Stall Seller / Fruit Seller / Guard Man on Bike / Teenage Boy #2 (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lily Erlinghauser ... Zaki (voice)
Wamiq Furoghudin ... Prison Gatekeeper (voice)
Millad Hamidkohzad ... Other Talib Boy / Guard #2 (voice)
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From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis' bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.

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Animation | Drama | Family | War

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N: Rated PG-13 for thematic material including some violent images | See all certifications »

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17 November 2017 (USA)  »

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$312,381, 15 March 2018
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First time distributor GKIDS executive producing a film. See more »

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According to sources the film takes place in 2001. But the currency used in the film is Afghani which wasn't introduced until 2003. See more »

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Parvana: Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that makes the flowers grow, not thunder.
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Featured in The Oscars (2018) See more »

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Well done
27 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

I wouldn't say The Breadwinner stands as a crowning achievement in animation. It certainly stands as one of the best animated films of 2017, but considering how weak the year was for animation, it's not saying much. The animation itself is very old-fashioned in an elegant, classical way, and the story is also powerful while being simple. Ultimately this is definitely a film that is worth seeking out for many audience members.


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