Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune
Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune (2001)

Une journaliste essaie de se rendre à Kandahar afin de retrouver sa sur infirme qui veut se suicider.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2003
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Eerily timely, Kandahar offers haunting images of a bleak land.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's a simple series of snapshots from a country in pain.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

If the dramatics of the movie fail to engage as fully as they should, Kandahar remains fascinating as a piece of lyrical journalism.

Lance Goldenberg
Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)

As with so much in the Islamic world, there are things here that are profoundly beautiful, as well as much that is profoundly scary.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Moves not like a story but a poem, and the images it presents to us are unforgettable.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

Intense, anecdotal and empowered by perversely beautiful imagery.

Jurgen Fauth

I would have recommended "Kandahar" at any time; current events make it a must-see film.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Its themes are universal, its performances are effective in their simplicity and the direction is confident and unfussy.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Perhaps best appreciated as a record of what life was like before the U.S. invasion and as a lesson in why the rest of the world should have cared even before the terrorist attacks.

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Rich Cline
Film Threat

The result is stunning -- both as a narrative film and as a document of the place and time.

Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is true that Makhmalbaf tends to repeat himself sometimes (like with a redundant voice-over), but he casts a powerful look at a country living under the rule… More
Leo L
An interesting movie that centralizes on a woman's journey to save her sister in a country she has not been to since childhood. Niloufar Pazira stars.… More
Yinalí Ríos
Weird, didn't like it.
Daisy Maduro
KANDAHAR was a semi-documentary movie that told the journey of an Afghani female journalist resident in Canada, Nafas, to reach the city of Kandahar, where she… More
Joey Nevarez
Hmm This movie surprisingly kept my interest. Probably because it was so short. But I thought it had some disturbing, lyrical scenes. Worth a viewing, if… More