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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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| DVD (3)
Despite its fanciful title, Turtles Can Fly leads viewers into a slough of despond, one in which not just hope is strangled but virtually any possibility for simple human kindness.
Riveting, depressing and eye-opening, Turtles Can Fly is a movie about an Iraq that the news hasn't shown us.
A lyrical and heartbreaking reminder of the human toll of war.
A story that renders into poetry the sad facts of survival for child victims of war.
relentless, bleakly funny, thoroughly remarkable drama
You'll see more accomplished films, but you won't see many that have more heartbreaking impact.
Visually beautiful and acutely observant, this Iran-Iraq co-production presents a compelling, sentiment-free drama that moves on a human level well removed from the usual liberal rhetoric.
It's a political work, but Ghobadi's film is more in search of the common experience of humanity.
Una película conmovedora, sugestiva y poética, donde gran parte de la convicción proviene de sus increíbles actores no profesionales.
Intends to let the world know something about the Kurdish people and their suffering.
Bahman Ghobadi works best on pain and suffering; he's passionate about filming his people (Kurds) from the inside of the society, with the focus on their miseries
Turtles Can Fly is humane, funny, and visually acute, but it never shies away from the ugliness that mars these innocent lives.
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?
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.
An interesting story about Iraqi kids living in a refugee camp on the border of Turkey anticipating the Iraq War and hoping for the fall of Sadaam. The kid actors are actually refugees and improvised a lot of scenes, so it is neat and effective. The story itself can be depressing, but it is well made and shows a different side of a conflict.
[font=Century Gothic]"Turtles Can Fly" starts out in a Kurdish refugee camp on the border of Iraq and Turkey, just before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003. One kid nicknamed Satellite, for his technical proficiency, is about the only youngster not only fully intact but also wearing glasses and riding a bicycle. He is helping to install television antennae, so village elders can watch news of the impending invasion but not any prohibited channels. Eventually, they get around to installing a satellite dish.(All that trouble just to watch the Fox New Channel!) Satellite also keeps the other children of the camp employed in the ever so risky business of mine sweeping. Along comes a child with no arms but with the apparent ability to predict the future.[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"Turtles Can Fly" is perfectly good when it sticks to the absurdism of the situation and the powerful realism of the tragic children but it derails when it slips into mysticism. Overall, this is a fair movie but it misses the mark of making a greater statement. [/font]
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