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KILOMETRE ZERO

Directed by : Hiner SALEEM

Year of production : 2005      Country : FRANCE, KURD

Length : 91 minutes

Synopsis

Iraq, 1988. Young husband and father Ako is forced to join Saddam Hussein's army. The unwilling soldier dreams of fleeing the country, but his wife Selma refuses to leave while her old bedridden father is still alive. Ako is sent away to the frontline of the Iran-Iraq War, where he experiences not only the reality of war, but also abuse due to his Kurdish background. The desperate man considers drastic measures for a fast ticket home. Ako thinks it's his lucky day when he receives orders to escort the return of a fellow soldier's corpse to his family. But his driver turns out to be an anti-Kurd Arab. With flag-wrapped coffin in tow, the mismatched duo prepares for an unexpected voyage across the majestic Iraqi landscape. Ako won't miss his chance to trick the driver into heading north towa

Credits

Hiner SALEEM - Director

Hiner SALEEM - Script / Dialogue

Robert ALAZRAKI - Cinematography

Kamal HAMARASH - Set decorator

Nikos KIPOURGOS - Music

Anna RUIZ - Film Editor

Freddy LOTH - Sound

Casting

Robert ALAZRAKI - Chauffeur taxi

Nazmi KIRIK - Ako

Belcim BILGIN - Salma

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Film poster © DR

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Production

MEMENTO FILMS PRODUCTION / LA CINEFACTURE - MEMENTO FILMS PRODUCTION LA CINEFACTURE 40, rue de Paradis 75010 Paris FRANCE - T: 33 1 47 70 19 99 - F: 33 1 47 70 21 22 - www.memento-films.com

HINER SALEEM PRODUCTIONS - KURD

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In Competition – Feature Films 2005

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