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What We Left Unfinished (2019)

WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED tells the story of five unfinished fiction feature films from the Communist era in Afghanistan (1978-1991), and the people who went to crazy lengths to make them, in... See full summary »

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Mariam Ghani
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Credited cast:
Noor Hashim Abir Noor Hashim Abir ... The Vain Man
Adela Adim Adela Adim ... The Gang-Boss's Daughter
Latif Ahmadi Latif Ahmadi ... Himself
Asadollah Aram Asadollah Aram ... The Father / The Gang Boss
Zarghuna Aram Zarghuna Aram ... The Mother
Nemat Arash Nemat Arash ... The Hero Cop
Shirindad Dakkoi Shirindad Dakkoi ... Himself
Said Miran Farhad Said Miran Farhad ... Himself
Qader Farokh Qader Farokh ... The Gangster / The Commander / The Police Chief
Ferida Ferida ... The Ingenue
Farid Feyz Farid Feyz ... The Undercover Cop / The Mujahid
Jawanshir Haidari Jawanshir Haidari ... Himself
Sultan Istalefi Sultan Istalefi ... Himself
Wali Latifi Wali Latifi ... Himself
Lina Lina ... The Nurse
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WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED tells the story of five unfinished fiction feature films from the Communist era in Afghanistan (1978-1991), and the people who went to crazy lengths to make them, in a time when films were weapons, filmmakers became targets, and the dreams of constantly shifting political regimes merged with the stories told onscreen. This tight-knit group of Afghan filmmakers loved cinema enough to risk their lives for art. Despite government interference, censorship boards, scarce resources, armed opposition, and near-constant threats of arrest or even death, they made films that were subversive and, in the filmmakers' opinions, always "true" to life. All five films - THE APRIL REVOLUTION, DOWNFALL, THE BLACK DIAMOND, WRONG WAY, and AGENT - completed principal photography before being canceled by the state or abandoned by the filmmakers. WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED brings together newly rediscovered and restored footage from these unfinished films with new footage shot in the ... Written by Indexical Films

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Country:

Afghanistan | Qatar | USA

Language:

Dari | English

Release Date:

11 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Afghanistan See more »

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