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Kandahar

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Original title
Kandahar
Year
Running time
85 min.
Country
Iran Iran
Director
Screenwriter
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Music
Mohamad Reza Darvishi
Cinematography
Ebrahim Ghafouri
Cast
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Producer
Makhmalbaf Productions
Genre
Drama | Disability
Synopsis / Plot
Nafas is a reporter who was born in Afghanistan, but fled with her family to Canada when she was a child. However, her sister wasn't so lucky; she lost her legs to a land mine while young, and when Nafas and her family left the country, her sister was accidentally left behind. Nafas receives a letter from her sister announcing that she's decided to commit suicide during the final eclipse before the dawn of the 21st century; desperate to spare her sister's life, Nafas makes haste to Afghanistan, where she joins a caravan of refugees who, for a variety of reasons, are returning to the war-torn nation. As Nafas searches for her sister, she soon gets a clear and disturbing portrait of the toll the Taliban regime has taken upon its people.
Awards
2001: Cannes: Jury Prize Ecuménico
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