Zamani barayť masti asbha (A Time for Drunken Horses)(Intoxication for Horses)
Zamani barayť masti asbha (A Time for Drunken Horses)(Intoxication for Horses) (2000)

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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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 27, 2000
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Fascinating inside look at a rarely seen region.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Dull drama from Iran.

Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

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

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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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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

an intimate glimpse into the impoverished lifestyle of the Kurds living on the borders of northern Iraq

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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

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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: 92% 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