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Day One (2015)

PG-13 | | Short, Drama, Thriller | March 2015 (USA)
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On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker.

Director:

Henry Hughes

Writers:

Dawn DeVoe (story), Henry Hughes (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Layla Alizada ... Feda
Navid Negahban ... Dr. Nasir
Alexia Pearl ... Naheed
Bill Zasadil Bill Zasadil ... Lieutenant Adams
Alain Washnevsky ... Jalal
Yanellie Ireland ... Mina
Shari Vasseghi ... Nazaneen
Mustafa Haidari ... Gulab
Jesse Luken ... Sergeant McCloud
Ali Olomi ... Omar
Dave Racki Dave Racki ... Private Hughes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael McCarthy ... Private Spear
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Storyline

Inspired by a true story, an Afghan-American woman on the heels of a divorce joins the US Military as an interpreter. On her first day of deployment in Afghanistan, her unit searches out the remote house of a bomb-maker. When the bomb-maker's pregnant wife goes into labor, the interpreter must go beyond the call of duty to deliver her breech child.

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An AFI Thesis Film See more »

Genres:

Short | Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Dari

Release Date:

March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Day One: Lexus See more »

Filming Locations:

Afghanistan

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color | Color (DCP)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dr. Nasir is named so as a nod to the character Abu Nasir that Navid Negahban played in the series Homeland See more »

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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016: Live Action (2016) See more »

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Unbelievably wonderful!
24 February 2017 | by rinehart-18048See all my reviews

This is perhaps the best short film that I have ever seen. Great script, incredible acting, and simply (a must see gem)! I have watched thousands of hours of supposedly "great" films, and have never seen anything so well crafted, emotionally involving, and fundamentally human as this. It is simply "the best of the best"!


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