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When You Hear The Bells

Au bruit des clochette

Directed by Chabname Zariab
Afghanistan, France, 2015
Drama, Short


In Afghanistan, bachas are young male prostitutes obliged to dance, dressed as girls, for a male audience. They are under the control of a master. Film tells the story of Saman, a bacha, who feels threatened by the arrival of Bijane, a boy younger than him who is destined to take his place.

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When You Hear The Bells Directed by Chabname Zariab

Awards & Festivals

César Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Short Film

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