Zamani barayť masti asbha (A Time for Drunken Horses)(Intoxication for Horses) (2000)
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Former assistant director to Abbas Kiarostami and star of Samira Makhmalbaf's Blackboards, Bahman Ghobadi makes his directorial debut with this gritty, documentary-like look at Kurdish orphans struggling to survive. Shot in the village where the filmmaker grew up, the film unsentimentally depicts how children are packed in trucks and driven to the city to perform such menial jobs as wrapping parcels or, more likely, carrying large boxes like pack mules. Though Ayoub is all of 12 years old, he
Oct 27, 2000 Limited
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... a hard yet visually beautiful portrait of grueling third world lives under the desperation of poverty and the terror of war.
Shows how poverty-stricken children are forced at an early age to carry adult responsibilities on their small shoulders.
Ghobadi skillfully endears us to the children, whose suffering is never articulated in words.
Audience Reviews for Zamani barayť masti asbha (A Time for Drunken Horses)(Intoxication for Horses)
- Amaneh: Ayoub worked hard for two months, but he wasn't able to earn enough for Madi's operation. He had to spend everything on us. After the fight in which he broke his arm, our uncle offered Ayoub a mule, so that they could work together.
- Amaneh: There are no jobs here, even if you have a mule.
- Amaneh: Oh God. Help Madi! Oh God. Make him better!
- Ayoub: In the truck, they said that several smugglers had been blown up by mines. Our village is on the border. That's who many villagers had died. My dad's there at the moment. I'm worried about him.
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