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Orphanage, The

English title: Orphanage, The
Original title: Parwareshghah
German title: Kabul KInderheim
Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Afghanistan, Qatar, 2019

Director: Shahrbanoo, Sadat
Production company: Adomeit Film, La Fabrica Nocturna Cinéma
Co-producers: Adomeit Germany, Samsa Film, Wolf Pictures
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 90 min.
Film genre: Feature film

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 favourite 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.

Cannes IFF 2019, Munich IFF 2019, Brussels IFF 2019, Odessa IFF 2019, Sarajevo IFF 2019, Haugesund IFF 2019, Melbourne IFF 2019, New Zealand IFF 2019, Schlingel Chemnitz 2019, Nordic Filmdays Lübeck 2019, Festival Du Grain à Démoudre Gonfreville l'Orcher 2019, BUFF Malmö 2020, Osnabrück IFF 2021

Study guide: German

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