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The Swallows of Kabul (2019)

Les hirondelles de Kaboul (original title)
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Summer 1998, Kabul in ruins is occupied by the Taliban. In love despite the daily violence and misery, Mohsen and Zunaira want to believe in the future. But a senseless act by Mohsen will upset their lives forever.

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Zabou Breitman (adaptation), Zabou Breitman (dialogue) | 8 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Abkarian ... Atiq (voice)
Zita Hanrot ... Zunaira (voice)
Swann Arlaud ... Mohsen (voice)
Hiam Abbass ... Mussarat (voice)
Jean-Claude Deret Jean-Claude Deret ... Nazish (voice)
Sébastien Pouderoux Sébastien Pouderoux ... Quassim / Le grand borgne (voice) (as Sébastien Pouderoux de la Comédie Française)
Serge Bagdassarian ... Mollah (voice) (as Serge Bagdassarian de la Comédie Française)
Michel Jonasz Michel Jonasz ... Professeur Arash Bayazid (voice)
Pascal Elbé ... Mirza (voice)
Laurent Natrella Laurent Natrella ... Le cul-de-jatte / L'oncle de Zahir / Qazi 1 (voice) (as Laurent Natrella de la Comédie Française)
Antonin Chalon ... Père bébé / Taliban 1 (voice)
Mathilde Charbonneaux Mathilde Charbonneaux ... Milicienne / Gardienne 1 (voice)
Idir Chender Idir Chender ... Médecin (voice)
Karim Tougui Karim Tougui ... Voisin / Taliban 2 (voice)
Xavier Guelfi Xavier Guelfi ... Aslam (voice)
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Summer 1998, Kabul in ruins is occupied by the Taliban. In love despite the daily violence and misery, Mohsen and Zunaira want to believe in the future. But a senseless act by Mohsen will upset their lives forever.

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French

Release Date:

4 September 2019 (France) See more »

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$2,354,414
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1.85 : 1
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At Zabou Breitman's insistence the voices were recorded first before any animation was done. The attitudes of the actors are thus in the drawings done in watercolor. See more »

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9 October 2019 | by snowmalamuteSee all my reviews

The fact that this is an animation doesn't make it any easier to imagine what the situation is like for the characters. While the violence might have been diluted with the drawings, but in many other ways it actually effectively enhanced the significance of the act itself. The most interesting aspect of this film is when the credit started to roll up with the music playing and it's the moment it resonated within me. The last time I had the same feeling was watching Call Me By Your Name. Highly recommended!


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