• 2014
  • Pakistan
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Afia Nathaniel
  • Cast: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref
  • Language: Urdu/Pushto
  • UK release: 3 April 2015

On the eve of a young girl's marriage to a tribal leader in the mountains of Pakistan, she and her mother flee, and a deadly hunt for them begins.

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Starring: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref In the mountains of Pakistan, when two elderly chiefs agree to end the bloodshed between their tribes, one has to promise his ten-year-old daughter in marriage to his rival. Horrified mother Allah Rakhi (Mumtaz) flees with daughter Zainab (Aref), and both tribes begin a potentially deadly pursuit. A suspense thriller with sensitivity, lyricism and stunning landscapes, Dukhtar might be the breakthrough film that takes the new wave of Pakistani cinema to a global audience.

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