OsamaDirector: Siddiq Barmak
Writer/director Siddiq Barmak makes his film debut with Osama, the first all-Afghan feature released since the end of the Taliban rule. In the early days of the regime, a young girl (Marina Golbahari) and her widowed mother (Zobeydeh Sahar) participate in a demonstration for women's right to work. When the demonstration is broken up by the Taliban, they hide/i>… See more details below
Writer/director Siddiq Barmak makes his film debut with Osama, the first all-Afghan feature released since the end of the Taliban rule. In the early days of the regime, a young girl (Marina Golbahari) and her widowed mother (Zobeydeh Sahar) participate in a demonstration for women's right to work. When the demonstration is broken up by the Taliban, they hide out with local street kid Espandi (Mohamad Aref Harat). When the Taliban take over a hospital where the mother secretly works, they are arrested and jailed. In order to go to work, the mother dresses the young girl as a boy. Forced to attend school, the girl reunites with Espandi, who refers to her as Osama. She struggles to maintain her disguise in order to survive. Osama won an honorable mention at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
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|Mohamad Aref Harat||Actor|
|Gol Rahman Ghorbandi||Actor|
|Mohamad Nader Khajeh||Actor|
|Mohammad Reza Darvishi||Score Composer|
|Faroukh Fadai||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Akbar Meshkini||Production Designer|
|Behrouz Shahamat||Sound/Sound Designer|
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This beautifully filmed story is riveting in its detail, and the heartbreaking ending foreshadowed from the very beginning. This is, in my view, the most important movie of this decade for the talent and bravery of the director, cast and crew, the story itself and the cinematography.
I was disappointed that nothing was explained in this movie. I would not want anyone to confuse the horrible things in this movie with Islam. :/
We all know how women are treated in the Middle East. This excellent film will show you true reality. It is a very improtant film.
Made after the fall of the Taliban, this films captures the depts of Afgan soceity. It shows how women were treated by the Taliban, and how women never really had equal rights under the Taliban that were given to them by Allah as muslim women. The film is not like other films about a girl disguising as a boy where there is a happy ending, but the presents the problems of gender. It shows a government's cruelty to it's own people just becuase of their gender. American women had fought for equal rights, but Afgan women are fighitng for their lives.
I thought it was an interesting movie. Wondered if it is truely like that over there. I would suppose it is. How sad this world is. It is a good movie. Makes you think.