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Osama (2003)
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Starring: Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati, Zubaida Sahar
Director: Siddiq Barmak
Category: Drama, Foreign
Studio: MGM / UA
Subtitles:
English
Length:
82 mins

 
 

 

"Nothing Short of Astonishing" - New York Times

Inspired by a true story, this Golden Globe-winning drama is the first film made in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. Hailed by critics as "stunning" (Entertainment Weekly), "breathtaking" (Slant) an "emotionally charged" (Screen International), Osama is "a striking work of cinematic art" (LA Daily News).

After the brutal Taliban regime bans women from working and forbids them to leave their homes without a male escort, a 12-year-old girl and her mother find themselves on the brink of starvation. With nowhere left to turn, the mother disguises her daughter as a boy. Now called "Osama," the young girl embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey, as she tries to keep the Taliban from discovering her true identity.

 
 
   
   

 
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