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1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Nafas is a young Afghan journalist who has taken refuge in Canada. She receives a desperate letter from her little sister, who has stayed behind in Afghanistan and has decided to end her life before the imminently approaching eclipse of the sun. Nafas fled her country during the Taliban civil war. She decides to go and help her sister in Kandahar and attempts to cross the Iran-Afghanistan border...

Cast: Niloufar Pazira , Hassan Tantai , Sadou Teymouri ,

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Genres: Drama

Kandahar (2001)

Release Date: December 14th, 2001|1 hr. 25 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You won't forget this film -- it's devastating. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Presented without preachiness or affectation, Kandahar is a short, matter-of-fact visit to hell. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Pazira, whose sapphire eyes blaze through the lattice of her slate-gray burqa, isn't much of an actress, as her singsong narration attests. But when not speaking, she has a commanding presence and is an effective witness to the ravages of war. show more

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