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Title Osama / United Artists ; leBrocquyFraser Productions ; NHK ; Barmak Film ; a film by Sedigh Barmak ; produced by Siddiq Barmak, Julia Fraser, Julie LeBrocquy ; screenplay, directing, editing, Sedigh Barmak.

Publication Info. [Kabul, Afghanistan] : Barmak Film ; Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2003]


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Description 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
Series MGM DVD
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Cast Marina Golbahari, Mohamad Nader Khajeh, Mohamad Arif Harati, Zubaida Sahar.
Credits Director of photography, Ebrahim Ghafori ; composer, Mohamad Reza Darvishi.
Event Originally produced as an Afghani motion picture in 2003.
Note Credits from subtitles and the film's entry on the IMDb.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements.
Summary This meticulous inquiry into the ways that ideological evil can infect, and ultimately destroy, the intimacies and small pleasures of daily life is beautiful, thoughtful, and almost unbearably sad. A widowed grandmother, mother, and daughter are facing starvation. Since the foreign doctors have been driven away, the mother's employment at the hospital ends. Thus the young daughter, at the risk of being discovered and killed, masquerades as a boy in order to earn money--a necessity since they cannot leave the house without a male escort. Snatched away from her job and sent to be indoctrinated by the Taliban, it is just a matter of time before she is given away. The Taliban's obscene wish for a world where the stringent enforcement of religious laws takes the place of human kindness is on full display, and as they employ their sadistic holy laws in the name of God, the only human response is horror.
Contents Title/A demonstration -- Dying hospital -- Girls to boys -- Out in the streets -- Job for the boy -- Prayer time -- Under the rainbow -- Taliban youth -- Manly ablutions -- Neighbor's wedding -- Too feminine for trees -- Punishment -- Death to the infidels -- Wedded away -- Mullah's sad wives -- End credits.
Note Special features: Sharing hope and freedom: Siddiq Barmak interview [featurette] (22 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Previews (7 min.); Recommendations [text feature].
Awards Winner, 2003 Cannes Film Fesival: AFCAE Award, Cannes Junior Award, Golden Camera-Special Mention-Siddiq Barmak ; 2004 Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Film.
Language In Pashtu with English subtitles; closed captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Taliban -- Drama.
Teenage girls -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
Women -- Drama.
Widows -- Drama.
Women -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Drama.
Muslim women -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Drama.
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Social problem films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Pashtu.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Barmak, Siddiq. Screenwriter. Director.
Fraser, Julia. Producer.
LeBrocquy, Julie. Producer.
Golbahari, Marina. Actor.
Khajeh, Mohamad Nader. Actor.
Herati, Arif, 1990- Actor.
Sahar, Zubaida. Actor.
Darvīshī, Muḥammad Riz̤ā, 1955- Composer.
United Artists Corporation.
LeBrocquy Fraser Productions.
Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.
Barmak Film.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN 0792860918
Standard No. 027616908094
Music No. 1006646 MGM Home Entertainment
4006745 MGM Home Entertainment
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