At Five in the Afternoon


Set amongst a group of refugees in post-Taliban Afghanistan, our heroine is a young Moslem woman with high ambitions: she wants to be the first female leader of her country. Her main problem is her conservative father, who doesn't even know that she is going to school. As they travel across the country in search of her lost brother, we get to see the aftereffects of the US-led war in Afghanistan, and the desperate plight of the people, which is a breeding ground for further problems. In Farsi with English subtitles.


105 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Drama, On the Art Circuit

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No wonder they can
No wonder they can't see what their problems are...

Credits

Cast
Agheleh Rezaie, Abdolgani Yousefrazi, Razi Mohebi, Marzieh Amiri
Director
Samira Makhmalbaf
ScreenplayMohsen Makhmalbaf, Samira Makhmalbaf
MusicMohammad Reza Darvishi
CinematographyEbrahim Ghafori, Samira Makhmalbaf
Sound formatsMono
Made in2003
Produced byBac Films, Makhmalbaf Productions, Wild Bunch





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Star
Rafiek Mammon
12
eye Weekly
15
BBC
Jamie Russell
15
The Times
Wendy Ide
10

What the People say

Internet
146 Netizens
13

Average .. 65%

13




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