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Of Fathers and Sons (2017)

Kinder des Kalifats (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 16 November 2018 (USA)
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Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years.

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Talal Derki

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Talal Derki
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Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera is providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up in an Islamic Caliphate. Written by TNS

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Talal Derki mentioned in an interview that he stayed there about 2 years and half and the effective filming days were 330 days. See more »

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[When I was a child, my father taught me to write down my nightmares to keep them from returning]
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Simply mind-blowing!
29 January 2019 | by nimishgourSee all my reviews

I watched this film in the Pune International film Festival 2019 with a group of 16 students. And everyone was just blow away after watching it.

There are many reasons for it but the foremost reason is the sheer honesty with which it is made. The director Talal just put the facts in front of the audience without taking any sides. He has painstakingly lived with an ISIS supporter & his family for two years and shown their life as it is. He is neither criticizing anyone nor praising anyone. And it leads us sympathizing with an ISIS supporter and their family. This sympathy doesn't mean we supporting ISIS & it's supporters but instead we feel sorry for them.

The film presents the naked face of any extremist movement. But at the same time it shows the movements' supporter as normal human being who are as mortal as anyone else.

And to me that is the victory of this film.


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Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Idlib Province, Syria

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$340, 25 November 2018

Gross USA:

$12,579

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,579
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| (TV) (2018)

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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