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Opium War

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Year of participation 2009
Program Feature Competition

Opium War
Producer(s) Shohreh Golpareian, Siddiq Barmak
Director(s) Siddiq Barmak
Script Siddiq Barmak
Director of Photography Georgi Dzalaiev
Production designer Bakhteyar Qaharov
Music by Daler Nazarov
Sound Farokh Fedaey
Edit Siddiq Barmak, Michele Hickson
Cast Peter Bussian, Joe Suba, Fawad Samani, Jawanmard Paiez, Marina Golbahari, Hamid Hozouri, Berrshna Bahar.
Production company(-ies) Barmak Film, Happinet Corporation, Cineclick Asia (Fantom) and Haut et Court Distribution
 

Synopsis

In a remote mountainous area in Afghanistan after the Taliban regime, two American soldiers –a white officer and an African-American soldier – are lost after the crash of their helicopter. The soldier waits for a chance to run away from the officer while the wounded officer coerces the soldier with a pistol to carry him around. The two are in discord but they need each other to survive in the hostile land. When they cross the poppy field, both ease the pain from their wounds, fatigue and dread of the war by sipping the substance of the poppy capsules. In the middle of the poppy field they soon notice armored personnel carriers (APC) with a white flag, the Taliban symbol.. Without even being properly armed they attack the vehicles. But what they find in the APCs is an Afghan family living inside…

Awards
Best Film (Rome IFF, 2008).

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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