A Time For Drunken Horses

A Time For Drunken Horses

Nezhad Ekhtiar-dini
Director: Bahman Ghobadi Cast: Nezhad Ekhtiar-dini
Nezhad Ekhtiar-dini
, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini
Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini
, Madi Ekhtiar-dini
Madi Ekhtiar-dini
Bahman Ghobadi

DVD (Subtitled)

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Former assistant director to Abbas Kiarostami and star of Samira Makhmalbaf's Blackboards, Bahman Ghobadi makes his directorial debut with this gritty, documentary-like look at Kurdish orphans struggling to survive. Shot in the village where the filmmaker grew up, the film unsentimentally depicts how children are packed in trucks and driven to the city to perform such menial jobs as wrapping parcels or, more likely, carrying large boxes like pack mules. Though Ayoub is all of 12 years old, he has become the head of the household, which includes his severely disabled older brother -- who is also deathly ill. In order to pay for an operation that might prolong his life, Ayoub joins a group of smugglers who traffic truck tires to Iraq. Negotiating landmines and dodging border guards, they struggle to get their overburdened mules through snow covered mountains by plying them with alcohol. Later, the eldest sister agrees to marry an Iraqi Kurd, under the belief that the groom's family will pay for the operation. This film was screened at the 2000 Cannes and Toronto film festivals.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/2011
UPC: 0738329072322
Original Release: 2000
Source: Lorber Films (Kino)
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 47,071

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Time for Drunken Horses
1. Questions [7:19]
2. Life Is Aging Me [6:42]
3. The Hill [5:23]
4. Cemetery [4:23]
5. Injection [6:01]
6. Carrying a Load [8:01]
7. Iraq [7:08]
8. Ambush [3:06]
9. A Husband [11:20]
10. New Family [7:41]
11. Two Tires [4:38]
12. Trail [6:46]

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