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Turtles Can Fly  [DVD]
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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.Read more ›
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!!
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...Read more ›
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seller delivered within time frame. The film is in kurdish with english subtitles. Don't let that put you off if you dont speak kurdish. The story is easily followed. Read morePublished 13 days ago by tree
Still devastatingly tragic and humane. Great film making about the cost of conflict and war. Thank you for the film!Published 8 months ago by george dummett
I cannot begin to explain how wonderful this film is. I believe it is one of the finest films I have ever seen. Read morePublished 10 months ago by LeBrit
This is a heart breaking film about Kurdish orphans in refugee camps in Iraq under Saddam Hussain. They survive by collecting land mines from minefields and by selling them. Read morePublished on 22 Feb. 2012 by I. Murphy
This film took me by surprise as I had grabbed it for the whimsical title and was taken into a world of brutal truths and incredible performances. Read morePublished on 20 April 2011 by Pubble
Even though a kurdish movie with english subtitles it was really touching and not at all as predictable as american films tend to be. Read morePublished on 13 Jan. 2011 by Marie
This is such a unique and powerful film. I stumbled across it on tv so missed the beginning (and spent ages wondering what it was called) but was compelled to watch it despite such... Read morePublished on 10 Sept. 2010 by T. Rokita
I dont want to describe the movie, I only want to say that the service was really good, thanks!Published on 16 Feb. 2010 by Pablo Laponniatoska