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The Orphanage


Directed by Shahrbanoo Sadat
Denmark, Afghanistan, 2019


In the late 1980s, 15-year-old street kid Qodrat is arrested for illegally reselling cinema tickets, and put in an orphanage on the outskirts of Kabul. For the first time in his life, he goes to school, takes a class trip, makes friends, and falls in love—while avoiding two older bullies.

The Orphanage Directed by Shahrbanoo Sadat

Critics reviews

The Orphanage is a terrific child’s-eye movie, bustling with freshness and old-fashioned storytelling gusto.
May 13, 2020
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Sadat has made an ambitious and touching film in which the unnoticed details of her protagonists’ lives foretell a tragedy the children are as yet unaware of.
May 25, 2019
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