Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune

2001

Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Eerily timely, Kandahar offers haunting images of a bleak land.

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Une journaliste essaie de se rendre à Kandahar afin de retrouver sa sur infirme qui veut se suicider.

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Critic Reviews for Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (33)

These lunar landscapes and grotesque visions are as strange and haunting as a science-fiction fantasy. Would that it were.

Mar 31, 2008 | Full Review…
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It's a simple series of snapshots from a country in pain.

Nov 6, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Moves not like a story but a poem, and the images it presents to us are unforgettable.

Mar 29, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Its themes are universal, its performances are effective in their simplicity and the direction is confident and unfussy.

Mar 14, 2002 | Rating: 5/5

If the dramatics of the movie fail to engage as fully as they should, Kandahar remains fascinating as a piece of lyrical journalism.

Mar 1, 2002

Intense, anecdotal and empowered by perversely beautiful imagery.

Mar 1, 2002 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune

It is true that Makhmalbaf tends to repeat himself sometimes (like with a redundant voice-over), but he casts a powerful look at a country living under the rule of Taliban and dominated by poverty and religious fundamentalism - which forced women into complete subjugation.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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An interesting movie that centralizes on a woman's journey to save her sister in a country she has not been to since childhood. Niloufar Pazira stars. Worthy!

Leo L
Leo L

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Weird, didn't like it.

Yinalí Ríos
Yinalí Ríos

Super Reviewer

½

Hmm This movie surprisingly kept my interest. Probably because it was so short. But I thought it had some disturbing, lyrical scenes. Worth a viewing, if you're feeling like learning about new cultures.

Joey Nevarez
Joey Nevarez

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