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Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune (2001)

Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune (2001)



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.


Hassan Tantai
as Tabib Sahid
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Critic Reviews for Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (32)

It's a simple series of snapshots from a country in pain.

November 6, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

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

March 29, 2002 | Rating: 4/5
Arizona Republic
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Its themes are universal, its performances are effective in their simplicity and the direction is confident and unfussy.

March 14, 2002 | Rating: 5/5
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

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

March 1, 2002
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Intense, anecdotal and empowered by perversely beautiful imagery.

March 1, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
Detroit News
Top Critic

Perhaps best appreciated as a record of what life was like before the U.S. invasion and as a lesson in why the rest of the world should have cared even before the terrorist attacks.

March 1, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune

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

Super Reviewer


KANDAHAR was a semi-documentary movie that told the journey of an Afghani female journalist resident in Canada, Nafas, to reach the city of Kandahar, where she hoped to rescue her sister from committing suicide during an eclipse.The plot was very thin and the acting was frequently distracting, so it made it not a great drama. What was great, was the cinematography, filmed in the deserts of Afghanistan.. I liked the quote in the movie, when the doctor character said:"For women, hope is the day that they will be seen.The movie was a real and brutal portrayal of how women and children were treated in these countries. Disgusting.

Daisy  Maduro
Daisy Maduro

Super Reviewer

Weird, didn't like it.

Yinalí Ríos
Yinalí Ríos

Super Reviewer

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