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Films & Schedules - Opium War

Thu, Feb 12, 2009
at 9 PM (B3)

Wed, Feb 18, 2009
at 6:15 PM (B4)

Wed, Feb 18, 2009
at 9:30 PM (B3)

Opium War

DIRECTOR: Siddiq Barmak - Afghanistan

High in the Taliban-controlled mountains of Afghanistan, two American officers are lost in the desert after their helicopter crashes. Of different minds about what to do, they are nonetheless dependent on each other for survival. Mixing ultra-realism with a good dose of absurdity--both comic and tragic--Barmak relates their complex interactions and their surprising encounter with an opium-producing Afghan family living in a Russian armored personnel carrier. Winner of the Best Film Prize at the Rome International Film Festival, and this year's Afghan submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Filmography: Osama (03)

B3     90 Minutes    

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