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A Dream Before Dying (2018)

Alan and his family deal with the horrors of war and the events in their lives that lead Alan to become one of the most fearless and respected bomb disposal technicians for the forces allied against ISIS in Northern Iraq.


Fekri Baroshi
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview:
Delil Dilanar Delil Dilanar ... Alan
Dejin Jamil Khidir Dejin Jamil Khidir ... Khazal
Alan Shamo Hajar Alan Shamo Hajar ... Miro
Enwer Shexani Enwer Shexani ... Badin
Nojheen Baroshi Nojheen Baroshi ... Aria
Nawroz Shaban Nawroz Shaban ... Sipan
Zeravan Yasine Zeravan Yasine ... Zeravan
Fekri Baroshi Fekri Baroshi ... Godar
Matin Adel Matin Adel ... Chicho
Karin Mahmoud Karin Mahmoud ... Kani
Jamal Jabari Jamal Jabari ... Young Doctor


Based on the true events of volunteer Kurdish soldiers, de-mining areas occupied by ISIS. A Peshmerga soldier, Alan, struggles with balancing his obsession with defeating ISIS, avenging his sister's death, and his role as a husband and father, accused by others of abandoning both. Filmed in the Northern Iraq region of Kurdistan, award-winning filmmaker and director, Fekri Baroshi, uses the beauty of the Kurdish mountains to paint a gripping tale of desperation, hope, and unequivocal loyalty of a Peshmerga soldier to his people and destroying evil. Written by MLM Film

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Delîl Dîlanar, the main actor, is also a well-known Turkish-Kurdish singer with many recordings. See more »

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Honest, humane and urgent! The power of "simplicity" - all of the way from Kurdistan!
21 November 2019 | by omerdreSee all my reviews

HUMANITY AT ITS BEST! I recently saw this film at the St. Louis International Film Festival. What a touching and important story. A family man takes on a very dangerous responsibility... I cannot reveal more except that the film is based on true events that make the film *most urgent.* Yet this is NOT a message-film - I call it "honest" because through great restraint in directing/acting/soundtrack/editing, the viewer is respected and allowed to sense what is taking place. Should be seen by everyone everywhere! Let's get government agencies and NGOs to view and distribute this film.

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Release Date:

October 2018 (Iraq) See more »

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A Dream Before Dying See more »

Filming Locations:

Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq See more »

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2.35 : 1
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