This stunning film, the first to be made in a post-Taliban Afghanistan and inspired by a newspaper account read by director Siddiq Barmak, recounts the efforts of a family of women to survive under an oppressive regime. To eke out a meager living, they dress up their 12-year-old girl, Osama, as a boy so she can work. A talented cast of non-actors -- including Marina Golbahari and Zubaida Sahar -- adds integrity to the heartbreaking story.
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- Siddiq Barmak
- 2004 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Foreign Language Film
PG-13Mature thematic elements
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
Pashtu: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it