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The Breadwinner ()


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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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Cast

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Parvana (voice)
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Shauzia (voice) (as Soma Bhatia)
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Idrees / Sulayman (voice)
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Fattema / Old Woman (voice)
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Nurullah / Talib Security Man (voice)
Shaista Latif ...
Soraya (voice)
Kanza Feris ...
Sorceress / Woman in Courtyard (voice)
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Razaq (voice)
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Optician / Kiln Owner / Crowd Voices (voice)
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Darya / Fruit Juice Vendor / Jail Warden / Various (voice)
Mran Volkhard ...
Megaphone / Market Seller (voice)
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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)
Salaman Hamidkohzad ...
Male Shopper / Crowd Voices (voice)
Abu Hashim Dostyar ...
Teen Boy / Market Seller / Crowd Voices (voice)
Sapeda Hashim Dostyar ...
Child Market Seller / Crowd Voices (voice)
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Haggling Old Man / Beating Talib / Horse / Round Man / Very Old Man (voice)
Finn Jackson Parle ...
Zaki (voice)
Enayat Mazaryar ...
Talib Teen / Thin Man / Talib Soldier / Crowd Voices (voice)
Patrick McGrath ...
Zaki (voice)

Directed by

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Nora Twomey

Written by

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Anita Doron ... (screenplay)
 
Deborah Ellis ... (screen story)
 
Deborah Ellis ... (based on the book by)

Produced by

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Karim Amer ... executive producer
Mary Bredin ... executive producer
Risa Cohen ... production executive
Tommaso Colognese ... associate producer
Frank Falcone ... executive producer
Mimi Polk Gitlin ... executive producer
Angelina Jolie ... executive producer
Nora Keely ... supervising producer
Anthony Leo ... producer
Jon Levin ... executive producer
Tomm Moore ... producer
Jehane Noujaim ... executive producer
Fabien Renelli ... associate producer
Stéphan Roelants ... co-producer
Andrew Rosen ... producer
Katja Schumann ... line producer
Regina K. Scully ... executive producer
Gerry Shirren ... executive producer
Philip Svoboda ... associate producer
Damian Temporale ... line producer
Paul Young ... producer

Music by

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Jeff Danna
Mychael Danna

Film Editing by

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Darragh Byrne

Editorial Department

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Patrick Duchesne ... digital imaging producer
Brett Trider ... colorist

Art Direction by

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Ciaran Duffy
Reza Riahi

Makeup Department

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Natalie Dale ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist

Production Management

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Nuria González Blanco ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mark Mullery ... technical director
Stuart Shankly ... assistant director

Art Department

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Sandra Norup Andersen ... character design
Rosa Ballester Cabo ... concept artist
Claire Duffy ... Prop department
Daby Zainab Faidhi ... designer
Giovanna Ferrari ... storyboard artist
Tomm Moore ... storyboard artist
Julien Regnard ... designer / storyboard artist
Mireia Serra ... storyboard artist
Rikke Skovgaard ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Taylor Brockelsby ... first assistant sound editor
John Elliot ... foley artist
Nelson Ferreira ... supervising sound editor
J.R. Fountain ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Brian Gallant ... dialogue recordist
Scott Hitchon ... assistant re-recording mixer
Frank Morrone ... re-recording mixer
Tom Murray ... assistant re-recording mixer
Dashen Naidoo ... sound effects editor
Kevin Schultz ... foley editor / foley mixer
Tyler Whitham ... sound effects editor
David Yonson ... foley recordist

Visual Effects by

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Kevin Clark ... digital compositor
David Fix ... director of it: guru studio
Hiram Gifford ... digital compositor
Adam Klassen ... technical director
Sheldon Lisoy ... compositing supervisor
Paul Parvulescu ... compositor
Zebulon Pike ... digital compositor

Animation Department

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Sandra Norup Andersen ... character designer / posing artist
Pierre Arenas ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Chloe Aubert ... animator / posing artist
Louise Bagnall ... clean character designer / posing artist
Danas Bereznickas ... key animator: Studio 352
Lily Bernard ... key background artist
Trudy Binder ... ink and paint artist: Guru Studio
Veronika Birova ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Guillaume Bissieres ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Helga Kristjana Bjarnadottir ... technical checker (as Helga Bjarnadottir)
Svend Rothmann Bonde ... animator
Elsa Boyer ... animator
Anaelle Breme ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Adam Butcher ... fx animator
Kyle Cahill ... ink and paint artist: Guru Studio
Pénélope Camus ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Solene Chevaleyre ... key background artist
Ian Christopher Chiasson ... ink and paint artist: Guru Studio (as Ian Chiasson)
Barbara Cipollone ... animator
Diane Coat ... animator
Rory Conway ... key background artist / layout artist
Paul Dabout ... assistant animator
Angeline de Silva ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Sophie Devautour ... key animator: Studio 352
Alice Dieudonné ... texture designer
Julien Dottor ... layout artist
Christopher Doyle ... key animator: Studio 352
Jerome Ducasse ... paint artist: Studio 352
Ciaran Duffy ... location designer
Victor Ens ... key animator: Studio 352 / senior character animator
Fabian Erlinghauser ... animation director
Daby Zainab Faidhi ... key background artist
Giovanna Ferrari ... animator
Denis Figueiredo ... key animator: Studio 352
Tomislav Findrik ... assistant animator: Studio 352 (as Tom Findrik)
Nicole Fortes ... assistant clean-up animator
Isabelle Franck ... background artist: Studio 352
Pauline Gagniarre ... assistant animator
Laurence Gavroy ... background artist: Studio 352
Emile Gignoux ... assistant animator
Siergiej Gizila ... key animator: Studio 352
Louise Gregersen ... assistant animator
Lisa Grosbusch ... paint artist: Studio 352
Vicki Haworth ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Camiel Hermans ... key animator: Studio 352
Bianca Howell ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Novella Iodice ... animation coordinator
Geoff King ... senior animator
Kamila Konczewska ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Michelle Lanese ... ink and paint artist: Guru Studio
David Law ... ink and paint artist: Guru Studio
Enora le Luherne ... background artist: storyworld sequences
Stéphane Lecocq ... paint artist: Studio 352
Sam Lloyd ... ink and paint artist: Guru Studio
Lorraine Lordan ... sequence animation director
Ole Christian Løken ... animator
Mik Løvenbalch Kirchheiner ... assistant animator
Matthew Margerison ... animator: storyworld sequences (as Matt Margerison)
Tatiana Mazzei ... assistant animator
Sean McCarron ... animator
Aine McGuinness ... key background artist / posing artist
Jonas B. Mikkelsen ... animator: storyworld sequences (as Jonas Bastrup Mikkelsen)
Laurent Moing ... key animator: Studio 352
Miki Montllo ... key background artist
Niamh Moyles ... animator: storyworld sequences
Sonia Naqvi ... animator: storyworld sequences
Stéphane Nedez ... layout artist: Studio 352
Christine O'Connor ... scene planner
Andre Odwa ... background artist: Studio 352
John Peavoy ... animator: storyworld sequences
Geneviève Penloup ... background artist: Studio 352
Juliette Peuportier ... animator
Amandine Philippe ... background artist: Studio 352
Arthus Pilorget ... location designer
Anais Poilpre ... key animator: Studio 352
Eleonora Quario ... tonal & shadow fx animator
Marick Queven ... assistant animator / assistant animator: Studio 352
Andrzej Radka ... lead posing artist
Slaven Reese ... assistant animator / assistant animator: Studio 352
Julien Regnard ... layout artist
Reza Riahi ... character designer / location designer
Magda Richiusa ... assistant animator
Gilles Rudziak ... key animator: Studio 352
Celine Schiltz ... layout artist: Studio 352
Rachel Schmieg ... animation intern
Kaitlyn Seow ... ink and paint artist: Guru Studio
Rikke Skovgaard ... layout artist
Thomas Solbes ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Alessandra Sorrentino ... assistant animator
Chloe Sutter ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Janos Szabo ... assistant animator / layout artist
Erika Szegedy ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Raphael Thil ... paint artist: Studio 352
Marina Tisljar ... assistant animator
Mathilde Vachet ... animator
Jean Baptiste Vendamme ... key background artist
Nicolas Verbeke ... background artist: Studio 352
Rick Villeneuve ... key animator: Studio 352 (as Richard Villeneuve)
Régine Waleffe ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Hugo Weiss ... assistant animator: Studio 352
Etienne Willem ... layout artist: Studio 352
Suzanne Williams ... assistant animator
Beth Witchalls ... assistant animator / senior lead key clean up artist

Casting Department

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Stephany Seki ... casting assistant

Music Department

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Jina Hyojin An ... assistant to composer
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra ... orchestra
Qais Essar ... composer: additional music
John Fee ... musician: Dilruba
James Fitzpatrick ... Orchestral Music Contractor
Sandro Friedrich ... musician: Ethnic wind instruments
Joshua Hill ... lyricist
Jan Holzner ... scoring engineer
Sandro Hussel ... musician: Dilruba
Adam Klemens ... conductor / orchestrator
Qais Muhammadi ... musician: tula
Nicholas Skalba ... additional music arranger
Shirley Song ... assistant to composer / score producer
Erich Stratmann ... music editor
Natalie Babbitt Taylor ... vocalist

Other crew

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Kawa Ada ... dialect coach
Maya Amsellem ... international sales: WestEnd Films
Jenn Anderson ... production associate
Lucie Braverman ... Head of Marketing: WestEnd Films
Lynn Burshtein ... legal services for Guru Studio
Jonathan Clarke ... development coordinator
Jericca Cleland ... creative consultant
Linda Louise Duan ... End Credits Music Video Producer
Nadège Dumont ... production coordinator
Daniel Everitt-Lock ... end credits dp
John P Gleeson ... financing and tax advisor
Roisin Henehan ... section 481 finance
Joshua Jason ... publicist
Neta Mor ... sales executive
Oisín O'Neill ... legal & business affairs executive - bord scannán na héireann / the irish film board
Anil Ravdjee ... Sales Executive: WestEnd Films
Sandra Richmond ... Legal Services for Aircraft
Eve Schoukroun ... international sales westend films
Stephany Seki ... record assistant
Ryan Singh ... production staff
Jamie Weston ... end credits music video director

Thanks

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Aaron Champion ... special thanks
Becki Hui ... thanks (as Becki Brisson)
James Weyman ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Parvana: Une enfance en Afghanistan (Canada, French title)
  • Parvana, une enfance en Afghanistan (Canada, French title)
  • Parvana (Canada, French title)
  • Parvana (France)
  • Parvana, une enfance en Afghanistan (France)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia This is the only film nominated for best animated feature at the 2018 Oscars not produced in the United States. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018). See more »
Soundtracks The Crown Sleeps See more »
Quotes [Last Lines]
Parvana: Raise your hearts, not your voice. It is rain that makes the flowers grow, not thunder.
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