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Son of Babylon

6.7
625
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Original title
Son of Babylon
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
Iraq Iraq
Director
Screenwriter
Mohamed Al Daradji, Jennifer Norridge
Music
Kad Achouri
Cinematography
Mohamed Al Daradji, Duraid Al Munajim
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Iraq-Egypt; Human Film / Iraq Al-Rafidain / Screen Yorkshire
Genre
Drama | Road Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Three years after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, Ahmed, a 12-year old Kurdish boy, travels the dusty, deserted roads of northern Iraq with his grandmother. They are looking for Ahmed’s father, a soldier arrested by Saddam’s Republican Guard at the end of the Gulf War. On their search, they travel roads destroyed by bombs and meet other people in similar situations; all are travelling in search of someone, of a new life, of a future. In the course of these encounters they will find some unexpected allies, including a former soldier from the Republican Guard who could help them. Although Ahmed is too young to understand the importance of his journey, his life will be changed forever.
Awards
2010: Sevilla Film Festival: Best Film, Campus Jury Award
2010: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Discovery Award
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