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Osama

2 Ratings: 4.0
Art House & International movie directed by Siddiq Barmak

The first movie produced by Afghanistan filmmakers after the fall of the Taliban,Osamais a searing portrait of life under the oppressive fundamentalist regime. Because women are not allowed to work, a widow disguises her young daughter (Marina Golbahari) … see full wiki

Director: Siddiq Barmak
Genre: Foreign
2 reviews about Osama
review by . September 21, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Like another reviewer, I cried while watching this film. I knew the premise, and suspected what the ending would hold, but watched it anyway, for the sake of understanding. This is a film which cries out to be seen by women around the world. It is beyond my comprehension that now, in 2008, after all that women have endured, some of us are still dominated and brutalized by men. Yes, "it's a cultural thing," but that makes it no less wrong. I encourage all women to watch this film, to learn and understand, …
review by . October 19, 2004
You already know the basic plot from the official review here, as well as other customer reviews so I won't much go into that. I'd just be repeating what you've already read.    One of the things I'd like to comment on is the fact that this movie is actually rather tame. I didn't pay attention to the rating, but knowing the subject material I just assumed "R". It may sound strange to hear this, but this movie is a rather nice picture of the Taliban. Not that I mean it's sympathetic …
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