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Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame

Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame
  • 2008
  • Iran
  • 81 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hana Makhmalbaf
  • Written by: Marzieh Makhmalbaf
  • Cast: Abbas Alijome, Abdolali Hoseinali, Nikbakht Noruz
  • Language: Persian
  • Website: www.lecahier-lefilm.com

This simple story revolves around the efforts of poor six-year-old Afghan girl Bakhtay (Noruz) to get herself an education. But poverty and male attitudes towards women conspire to keep her out of school, and outside it the willful tyke is brutally bullied by local boys posing as Taliban fighters and the occupying US Army. An admirable attempt to dramatise the plight of women and children in Afghanistan.

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Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame

21 Aug 20083 stars

DRAMA Teenage Hana Makhmalbaf, the youngest of the Iranian filmmaking family that comprises famous father Mohsen (Kandahar), mother Marzieh (Stray Dogs) and sister Samira (At Five in the Afternoon), follows in the footsteps of her relations to make a…

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