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Girls of the Sun (2018)

Les filles du soleil (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 12 April 2019 (USA)
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A Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town from extremists.

Director:

Eva Husson

Writers:

Eva Husson (scenario), Jacques Akchoti (collaboration)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Golshifteh Farahani ... Bahar
Emmanuelle Bercot ... Mathilde H.
Zübeyde Bulut ... Lamia
Sinama Alievi Sinama Alievi ... Guli
Mari Semidovi Mari Semidovi ... Ararat
Roza Mirzoiani Roza Mirzoiani ... Rojin
Zinaida Gasoiani Zinaida Gasoiani ... Torhildan
Maia Shamoevi Maia Shamoevi ... Amal
Nia Mirianashvili Nia Mirianashvili ... Nofa
Evin Ahmad ... Berivan
Zirek ... Zirek (as Ahmet Zirek)
Erol Afsin ... Tiresh
Nuka Asatiani Nuka Asatiani ... Suzan
Behi Djanati Atai ... Dahlia
Adik Bakoni Adik Bakoni ... Cewan
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A Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town from extremists.

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Inspired by the True Story of the Female Firefighters Who Dared to Take On ISIS

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Language:

French | Kurdish | English | Arabic

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girls of the Sun See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,801, 14 April 2019

Gross USA:

$19,712

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,771
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Kurdish Fight for Democracy
11 November 2019 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

In 2014 ISIS/ISIL forces killed, captured thousands of Yazidi & forcing hundreds of thousands to flee. Kurdish forces along w/an Obama ordered airstrike (contrary to another politician's abandonment of American ideals) fought to save their lives. This film is a fictionalized retelling based on interviews w/Kurdish female fighters (many who had escaped from ISIS). Another part of the film's story is an embedded journalist based on the real life of Marie Colvin (Film based on her life: "A Private War"). Criticisms: Could have used subtitling for English besides the other languages. The horror of ISIS killings & rapes were not shown on purpose (we see aftermath of one), but I think we need to see it more graphically to be moved to action. Mostly filmed in the country of Georgia - would have been more forceful if filmed in a post-ISIS area. Other films of Kurd female bravery: "Peshmerga", "Gulistan, Land ...", "Meryem" (short), "Commander Arian", "Her War: Women ...", "Fear Us Women" (short), "On Her Shoulders".


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