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Former assistant director to Abbas Kiarostami and star of Samira Makhmalbaf's Blackboards, Bahman Ghobadi makes his directorial debut with this gritty, documentary-like look at Kurdish orphans struggling to survive. Shot in the village… More

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Release Date: February 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... a hard yet visually beautiful portrait of grueling third world lives under the desperation of poverty and the terror of war.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A very moving film about a desperate people and their love of family.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Ghobadi's realist style is indistinguishable from that of many of his Iranian contemporaries.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A powerful first film from Iranian writer/director Bahman Ghobadi.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

An unflinching portrait of familial allegiance and sacrifice.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Shows how poverty-stricken children are forced at an early age to carry adult responsibilities on their small shoulders.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Dull drama from Iran.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

slice-of-life story in which nothing much happens

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Ghobadi skillfully endears us to the children, whose suffering is never articulated in words.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
The abuse of animals, and children in this film is just terrible. I'm not even sure what the heck I was supposed to understand by the ending.
Daisy Maduro
This is one more powerful and deeply affecting films coming from Iran. Using non-professional actors from the region, Ghobadi is able to lay bare the… More