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Marooned in Iraq Directed by Bahman Ghobadi
Product Description
During the Iran-Iraq war, an aging Iranian-Kurd musician hears that his wife, a singer with a magical voice who deserted him for his best friend and fled Iraq, is in trouble. He cons his two sons into acompanying him on his search for her, and they embark on an adventure filled with music, romance and danger. Acclaimed Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi’s (A Time for Drunken Horses) award-winning film uses humor and wit to dramatize the plight of the Kurdish people.
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #110799 in DVD
  • Brand: Wellspring Media, Inc.
  • Published on: 2003-10-01
  • Released on: 2003-10-07
  • Rating: NR (Not Rated)
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Formats: Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Original language: Kurdish, Persian
  • Subtitled in: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Dimensions: .50" h x 5.50" w x 7.50" l, .25 pounds
  • Running time: 97 minutes
  • Product Features
  • Movie DVD
  • Marooned in Iraq
  • Winner of Cannes Film Festival and Chicago Film Festival
  • A film by Bahman Ghobadi
  • Collectible DVD
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
    5Great stuff
    By A Customer
    I saw this movie many months ago, loved it--found it a revelation--and pushed it on everyone I knew. Everyone responded to it with the same kind of instant affection. It is hilarious, moving, and unpredictable. I can't recommend it highly enough.

    0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    1Choppy and sad
    By Kathryn Kramer
    Avoid MAROONED IN IRAQ! Although it delivers on the promise of music, it failed the promo in other significant ways.
    When it tries for humor, the level is beneath Three Stooges. When it tries for pathos, the story is flimsy and, ultimately, unbelievable, especially the very end. While a theme of displacement echoes profoundly, it is not handled well, and certainly far from the comedic glimpse into tribal life promised.

    0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    3Typical Ghobadi
    By Stanislas Lefort
    Not as impressive like "A Time for Drunken Horses" or "Turtles also can fly", but still a great testimony of the life in Kurdistan.

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