OSAMA (2003) SBS TWO, 11.10PM, M, DRAMA

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Osama is the name taken by the film’s cen­tral char­ac­ter, a 12-year-old Afghan girl (played by the un­trained Ma­rina Gol­ba­hari) who lives un­der the Tal­iban regime. Sid­diq Barmak’s film ex­poses the dan­gers of fa­nati­cism and re­li­gious ex­trem­ism, and was the first fea­ture com­pleted in Afghanistan and edited in Iran af­ter the demise of the Tal­iban regime. Ob­vi­ously in­flu­enced by the nat­u­ral style of films made by Ira­nian Ab­bas Kiarostami, Barmak paints a sim­ple but to­tally com­pelling story. ★★★★

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