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EARTH AND ASHES
Un Certain Regard First film

KHÂKESTAR-O-KHÂK

(EARTH AND ASHES)

Directed by : Atiq RAHIMI

Year of production : 2003 Country : AFGHANISTAN, FRANCE Length : 110 minutes

Prix du Regard vers l'Avenir , 2004

Synopsis

Dastaguir sits on the side of the road, his young grandson, Yassin, at his side. A desolate Afghan landscape stretches out all around. That road leads to a far-off coalmine, Dastaguir's dreaded, yet ultimate, destination. He is on a desultory journey to see his son, the child's father, who works in the mines. He must tell him that their village has been bombed and his entire family killed. The task weighs heavily on the old man, torn between his own remorse, his unbearable solitude and codes of honor deeply engrained in the Afghan soul. As he struggles with so many conflicting emotions, Dastaguir encounters several strangers along the way. There's the cranky sentry house guard, the philosophical roadside merchant, the mysterious veiled woman who waits endlessly, and other victims of this n

Credits

Atiq RAHIMI - Director

Atiq RAHIMI - Script / Dialogue

Kambozia PARTOVI - Script / Dialogue

Eric GUICHARD - Director of Photography

Jean-Luc LE FLOC'H - Set decorator

Francesco RUSSO - Music

Khaled ARMAN - Music

Ursula LESIAK - Film Editor

Casting

Abdul GHANI - DASTAGUIR

Jawan Mard HOMAYOUN - YACINE

Tallosh WALLI - MIRZA QADIR

Guilda CHAHVERDI - ZAYNAB

Photo du film

Contacts

Production

LES FILMS DU LENDEMAIN - 17 quai des Grands Augustins 75006 Paris FRANCE - T: 01 55 42 14 79 - F: 01 55 42 14 77

French press

NON RENSEIGNÉ - T: 33 (0)1 47 38 14 02 - ANDRIANI VIVIANA - viviana.andriani@wanadoo.fr

International press

NON RENSEIGNÉ - T: 33 (0)1 47 38 14 02

International sales

MERCURE INTERNATIONAL / FILMS DISTRIBUTION - T: 33 (0) 1 53 10 33 99 - info@filmsdistribution.com

Un Certain Regard Released on Atiq RAHIMI

KHÂKESTAR-O-KHÂK

Dastaguir sits on the side of the road, his young grandson, Yassin, at his side. A desolate Afghan landscape stretches out all around. That road leads...
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