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Turtles can fly / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; IFC Films ; BAC Films ; written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi ; an Iran-Iraq joint product ; Mij Film ; production [of] Hamid Ghavami, Batin Ghobadi, Hamid Karimi, Babak Amini.

ترتلس ن فلى [ودرردنگ] / مترگلدوىنمىر ؛ اف فلمس ؛ ب فلمس ؛ ورتن اند درتد بى بهمن غبد ؛ ان ارنارق جنت پردت ؛ مج فلم ؛ پردتن [ف] همد غوم، بتن غبد، همد کرم، ببک امن.

DVD DVD (c2005.)
Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Publisher: [S.I.] : MIJ Film ; Culver City, CA : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2005.
6 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Salem.
0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 9780792867418
  • ISBN: 0792867416
General Note: In Kurdish, with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Special features: Previews (8 min.).
Title from subtitles, credits from MIJ Film website (
Contents: Start -- Deprived from the sky -- Satellite's information -- Kid's work -- Mines for bargaining -- At her service -- Night's pain -- Important prediction -- Anticipating invasion -- Conceived abandonment -- Everything ends tomorrow -- Saddam has fallen.
Creation/Production Credits: Director of photography, Shahriar Assadi ; editors, Mostafa Khergheh Poosh, Hayedeh Safi Yari ; music, Hossein Ali Zadeh.
Participant or Performer: Avaz Latif (Agrin), Soran Ebrahim (Satellite), Saddam Hossein Feysal (Pasheo), Hiresh Feysal Rahman (Hangao), Abdol Rahman Karim (Rega), Ajil Zibari (Shirko).
Date/Time and Place of an Event:
Originally produced as an Iranian/Iraqi feature film in 2004.
Summary: Soran is a 13-year-old boy who orders other children around as he installs an antennae for villagers keen to hear of Saddam's fall. Eventually, he falls for Agrin but is disturbed by her brother Henkov who can seemingly predict the future.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and mature thematic material, all involving children.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital stereo surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, for 16:9 televisions.
In Kurdish, with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Authors: Ghobadi, Bahman. (Screenwriter, Director, Producer). Ghavami, Hamid. (Producer). Ghobadi, Batin. (Producer). Karimi, Hamid. (Producer). Amini, Babak. (Producer). Latif, Avaz. (Actor). Ebrahim, Soran. (Actor). Feysal, Saddam Hossein. (Actor). Rahman, Hiresh Feysal. (Actor). Karim, Abdol Rahman. (Actor). Zibari, Ajil. (Actor). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. (Added Author). IFC Films. (Added Author). B.A.C. Films. (Added Author). Mizh Fīlm (Firm) (Added Author). MGM Home Entertainment Inc. (Added Author). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
Alternate Title: Transliterated title from IMDb: Lakposhtha hâm parvaz mikonand
Citation: Ghobadi, Bahman. "Turtles can fly." S.I. : MIJ Film ; 2005.
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