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Turtles Can Fly [2005] [DVD]

4.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Avaz Latif, Soran Ebrahim, Hiresh Feysal Rahman
  • Directors: Bahman Ghobadi
  • Format: Anamorphic, Colour, Subtitled, PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Drakes Avenue
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Sept. 2005
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000C2ZWAY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,751 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This rich and touching story is set in the village and refugee camp of Kanibo, near Arbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan, immediately before the beginning of the second Gulf War in March 2003. We begin with a shot of a young teenage girl standing on a cliff-edge contemplating jumping. We then cut to her throwing an object into a pond. What is the significance of this action? Our curiosity is immediately aroused.

Using non-professional actors, Bahman Ghobadi, who has worked for Abbas Kiorostami, has produced a film that tells a warm but poignant tale of life in this corner of a war-torn country. The girl is called Agrin. She's new to the camp. Her parents are dead, killed by Saddam's forces. She has a brother called Hengao. He has no arms, but gives a mean headbutt to those who annoy him. He's also got the gift of prophecy. Agrin also has a son called Riga. He's a toddler; he's also blind. In these circumstances, who can blame her if life sometimes appears lacking in hope?

But in the refugee camp lives young Kak Satellite; his name derives from his technical ability in installing satellite dishes in all the surrounding villages. With his expert technical knowledge, his glasses, and his crazily-festooned bicycle, he comes across as a bit of a geek. But all the local children look up to him, mainly because he organises work for them clearing mines and selling the materials. He's like an honest and ever-resourceful Artful Dodger. He's also resiliently self-confident, addressing his small minions through a loudspeaker. Oh yeah, and he's also got the hots for Agrin.

Satellite gives the impression to all and sundry that he can speak fluent English, but it soon becomes clear that this is a sham.
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This is the first film made in Iraq after the fall of Saddam.
Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi showed in his previous movie 'A Time for Drunken Horses' that he is a natural when it comes to showing the tough adult world the children try to survive. In this movie, Kurdish orphans (most of them are mutilated) try to hold to whatever is left, in their case landmines. They dig the landmines and sell them for food.
The children’s leader is a thirteen-year-old Satellite who is trying to seek a satellite dish antenna for the village in order to find out what is going to happen to them. Coming from a neighbouring village Henkov, a mutilated boy, with his younger sister and her child born of rape by one of Saddam’s officers. Satellite has a crush on the sister not realising she is contemplating suicide.
Bahman Ghobadi is not trying to say ‘save the children’ or ‘feel sorry for them’; he is just telling the story of reality, the children are the truest victims of war.
Thanks to the children, this is a film that encapsulates a spectrum of emotions - from humour to horror.
It’s a definite must see!!
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I hated the world today while I was watching this film, not because of the sad scenes from the movies but from the memory of my own from earlly 1980s'. I was just a child when I had lessons from my parents of how to protect my self from chemical gass, mines..etc. I didn't understand any of it, didn't know why we were scared, because I was just little boy.
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So says the Independent, one of the many, glowing critiques on the DVD. Usually, those are totally baloney; for once, what they say is absolutely true.

I want to be brief, as it's the effects from watching this film, not talking about it, that counts. Basically, I saw both this the and same director's (Bahman Ghobadi) A Time For Drunken Horses many years ago, on TV and were literally blown away by both. It's taken at least 5 years for to get them both on DVD and I re-watched Turtles Can Fly again with a friend, this evening.

I was (once again), along with my friend, shocked, dismayed, highly amused, entertained and in tears AND learned one heck of a lot about how people, NO, children live in a World so different to mine. It makes one want to live a humbler, nobler life.

I had forgotten about the girl, mother to the child that was born to her after soldiers killed her parents and raped her, during a murderous raid. And to which the enigmatic title relates to, in an ambiguous way.

I HAD remembered - and often told people about, when talking about the film (no-one I knew had heard of it) the thirst for News and how the village, led by the boy 'Satellite', aspire to get and then install a satellite dish, only to get George W Bush announcing his military intentions on it. Satellite is a real gem and an ongoing character-thrust throughout, becoming, seemingly, a General, Prime Minister, Diplomat, Translator and Hero.

A ragbag of amateur child actors make up a motley crew that would be a match for any Italian new wave film of the '60s.

What struck me was how superbly the film has been made. A Time For Drunken...
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