Turtles Can Fly

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Set in Iraq after the fall of Saddam, Turtles Can Fly is being hailed as extraordinary, moving, and lyrical.

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In a Kurdish refugee camp in 2003, residents await the U.S. invasion of Iraq, hoping for Saddam's defeat but fearing a violent aftermath. Satellite (Soran Ebrahim) organizes children into work gangs, disarming and selling land mines to arms dealers. Satellite falls for Agrin (Avaz Latif), who comes to the camp with one-armed brother Hengov (Hiresh Feysal Rahman) and baby brother Riga (Abdol Rahman Karim). As the invasion starts, Satellite looks for a satellite dish so the camp can watch the war.

Cast & Crew

Soran Ebrahim
Kak Satellite
Hamid Karim Batin Ghobadi
Producer
Hamid Ghavami
Producer
Hossein Alizadeh
Original Music
Shahram Assadi
Cinematographer
Mostafa Kherghehpoosh
Film Editor
Hayedeh Safiyari
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Critic Reviews for Turtles Can Fly

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (64) | Rotten (9)

Audience Reviews for Turtles Can Fly

  • Dec 06, 2012
    A movie of the lost. Circumstances place some of us in the most hellish of places simply by the random lot of being born in particular countries. In this case, we are in the no man's land of Kurdistan and we know the Americans are about to invade Iraq right through the region from Turkey. In an information society, these are people without the very basic information. Where will the threat come from and when?
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2011
    A prospect of war very good, good performances and good "drama"
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer
  • Apr 22, 2010
    Best film I have seen in a long time, Involves the boarder of Iraq, Iran and Turkey\, where homeless children are trying to survive. One Young man is the head of everything, he wheels and deals in everything. These children get paid for digging land mines. A very interesting film that all should see. Nothing less then 5 stars.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2009
    This movie was great
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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