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The Swallows of Kabul

Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mevellec dive into the Taliban’s Kabul and achieve a very beautiful animated adaptation of Yasmina Khadra’s novel.

Please note that this film is in French, with Dutch subtitles.
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Kabul under Taliban rule. Two neighbourhoods and two couples: one conservative and one modern. Atiq and Mussarat have been married for twenty years and are deeply engrained in the traditions of Afghan life. Atiq works as the chief guard at the women’s prison. Mussarat is very ill and fights to remain a strong woman till the very end.
Zunaira and Mohsen are against all the same traditions. Under the Taliban, they’ve both lost their jobs as lawyer and university teacher and have difficulties to make ends meet. They have to sell their few possessions to buy food. Yet they’re determined to maintain their modern values.
One day, a stoning. Then an act of humiliation. Then a fight… and life takes an irrevocable turn.

Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mevellec, France, 2019, 81 min. French & Dutch spoken, Dutch subtitles.
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