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THE ORPHANAGE

by Shahrbanoo Sadat

synopsis

In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets on the black market. He is a big Bollywood fan and he daydreams himself into some of his favorite movie scenes. One day the Police bring him to the Soviet orphanage. But in Kabul the political situation is changing. Qodrat and all the children want to defend their home.

international title: The Orphanage
original title: Parwareshgah
country: Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Afghanistan
sales agent: Luxbox
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Shahrbanoo Sadat
film run: 90'
screenplay: Shahrbanoo Sadat
cast: Qodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa Rasuli, Masihullah Feraji, Hasibullah Rasooli, Ahmad Fayaz Omani
cinematography by: Virginie Surdej
film editing: Alexandra Strauss
producer: Katja Adomeit
production: Adomeit Film, La Fabrica Nocturna, Samsa Films, Wolf Pictures (AF)
backing: Eurimages
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