Overall Rank: 2821
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 12
Theatrical Release Date: 01/30/2004
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Siddiq Barmak
Actors: Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati, Zubaida Sahar, Mohamad Nader Khadjeh, Mohamad Haref Harati, Khwaja Nader
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ivana - wrote on 01/09/2009
A spectacular film that transmits a calamity during the Taliban invasion of Afghanistan, where 12 year old girl Osama lives with her widowed mother who had lost her last grip to hope: a son. This requires the child to look and dress like a boy so as to work and ensure daily bread to her all-female family left with no income.
Osama is spotted working and is therefore considered a future Taliban who is gathered along with male youngsters in order to prepare for manhood in the Taliban military training. With the vain support of a bribed young village beggar who is aware of the girl’s secret, suspicious Osama is punished for not being able to climb a tree, which would have been a proof of masculinity for the strict Taliban instructors. Her physiology then could not help but reveal her …
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