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Wajma (An Afghan Love Story) (2013)

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An Afghani father weights his family's honor against his allegiance to his daughter after she is seduced and impregnated by a handsome waiter. Wajma was just a wide-eyed student when she first met Mustafa, and it wasn't long before passions flared. When Wajma becomes pregnant, Mustafa accuses her of sleeping around. The volatile situation quickly turns violent when Wajma's father enters the picture, and is compelled to take action. But how will he direct his anger, and who will ultimately bear the brunt of his rage?

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Critic Reviews for Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

A sober, downbeat indictment of a patriarchal society's traditional right to uphold family honor.

January 29, 2013 | Full Review…
Variety
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It's gut-wrenching stuff, and it's clear it hits close to home for the young actors.

February 4, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Oregonian

Audience Reviews for Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)

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With an appropriate naturalistic approach - almost documentary-like - that makes it feel like witnessing a real story, this gut-wrenching Afghan drama shows that a patriarchal society dominated by ignorance and revolting religious values can only lead to intolerance and suffering.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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