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by Barmak Akram


Kabul - a city struggling to recover from 25 years of warfare. Taxi driver Khaled picks up a woman and baby. Her face is hidden behind a blue burka. They settle on a price, she pays him and they drive off. The taxi arrives at its destination. The woman gets out and a new passenger climbs in... to find the baby still in the backseat. Khaled leaps out after the woman but she's vanished. He's left holding the baby - a 6-month-old boy. Who is the mother? How can he find her? He asks friends and strangers in the street. He returns to where he picked her up. Nothing. Fate has handed him a young life for which he feels more and more responsible. An eventful, chaotic, often highly comic journey through a city which is itself simply trying to survive.

international title: Kabuli Kid
original title: Kabuli Kid
country: France, Afghanistan
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Barmak Akram
film run: 97'
release date: FR 29/04/2009
screenplay: Barmak Akram
cast: Hadji Gul, Valery Shatz, Amélie Glenn, Mohammad Chafi Sahel, Helena Alam, Messi Gu
cinematography by: Laurent Fleutot
film editing: Hervé de Luze, Pierre Haberer, Elise Fievet
music: Barmak Akram
producer: Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
production: Fidélité Films
distributor: Wild Bunch


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