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Earth and Ashes (2004)

Khakestar-o-khak (original title)
Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir's son Murad works. Dastaguir ... See full summary »

Director:

Atiq Rahimi

Writers:

Kambuzia Partovi, Atiq Rahimi (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Abdul Ghani Abdul Ghani ... Dastaguir
Jawan Mard Homayoun Jawan Mard Homayoun ... Yassin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sher Agah Sher Agah
Kader Arefi Kader Arefi ... Fateh
Azim Azim
Guilda Chahverdi Guilda Chahverdi ... Zaynab
Mirza Hussein Mirza Hussein
Walli Tallosh Walli Tallosh ... Mirza Qadir
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Storyline

Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir's son Murad works. Dastaguir must tell Murad that the rest of their family were all killed in a recent bomb attack. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

Afghanistan | France

Language:

Dari | Pushto

Release Date:

5 January 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Earth and Ashes See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,530
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It is Afghanistan's official choice for the 2004 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »

Quotes

Mirza Qadir: We are like the waves, a quiet sea means death.
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Incredible indeed
31 March 2013 | by pywalkye2See all my reviews

Is a remarkable movie this one, I must congratulate his director, the writer of the book and script for their knowledge to transfer to the audience all the feelings immerse in this film, the horror and despair of a war, the suffering, the nightmares, the uncertainty and struggle of a life without future in a devastated land. Of course part of the goal achieve belongs to the actors who made a very good job, but we cannot forget that images were the principal objectives to make the connection with the audience, and to make us feel what Atiq Rahimi wanted, obviously extracted from his experienced when he was a child. "Terre et Cendres" (Soil and ashes) is a must see for those who look for special movies, I mean those movies plenty of meanings, clues,and messages, those films that leave you a message, and make you think. My vote 10/10


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