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26 Ratings

The Prince of Nothingwood


Directed by Sonia Kronlund
France, Germany, 2017


Larger-than-life Afghan director and producer Salim Shaheen.

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The Prince of Nothingwood Directed by Sonia Kronlund

Critics reviews

This is not just a crowd-tickling portrait of a fascinating, charismatic individual who cares more about cinema than safety. Shaheen and his small crew and cast don’t just film in war zones, they also use real guns and bullets – and in one hilarious scene, ask to borrow Kronlund’s own camera.
June 02, 2017
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Warm, flamboyant characters that any screenwriter would be proud to have invented are the fascinating raw material of Nothingwood, Sonia Kronlund’s delightfully entertaining documentary about Salim Shaheen and his merry band of filmmaking associates.
May 24, 2017
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Film is a battleground," director Sam Fuller famously said. But what happens when you’re literally trying to make films in the middle of a war zone? In Sonia Kronlund’s fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary Nothingwood, we are introduced to the life and work of Salim Shaheen, an actor/director/jack-of-all-trades who may be the most prolific filmmaker in Afghanistan, if not the entire world.
May 24, 2017
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