Opium War 2017-05-03T06:36:34+00:00

Project Description

Opium War

Sydney Premiere | 2012

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
The director Siddiq Barmak was born in Afghanistan in 1962. He studied filmmaking in Moscow. He had written a few screenplays and had made a few short films before he shot in Afghanistan his first feature film Osama. He was the director of the Afghan Film organization from 1992 to 1996 and after the establishment of the new government he was once again chosen to manage it. All his works were banned during the time of the Taliban.

Synopsis

Two American soldiers are stranded after their helicopter crashes in enemy territory in Afghanistan. The soldiers are constantly at odds but must rely on each other to survive. As they cross poppy fields, along the way, they encounter a local family that lives in the shell of a Soviet tank and grows opium to survive. The family, full of wacky characters, is also constantly at each other’s throats. The lives of the two soldiers now depends on the mercy of these farmers.

Festivals

Afghanistan’s official submission to the 2009 Foreign Feature Academy Awards; winner of The Golden Marc’Aurelio Critics’ award for Best Film at Rome International Film Festival (2008)

Production Team

Director
Siddiq Barmak
Country
Iran
Runtime 
90 min
Language
Dari with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2012
Screenwriter 
Siddiq Barmak
Producer
Cinematographer 
Editor
Cast
Peter Bussian, Joe Suba, Fawad Samani, Jawanmard Paiez and Marina Golbahari

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