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Universal acclaim - based on 35 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

Summary: A 12-year-old Afghan girl and her mother lose their jobs when the Taliban closes the hospital where they work. Feeling she has no choice, the mother disguises her daughter as a boy. Now called Osama, the girl embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she tries to keep the Taliban from finding out her true identity. (United Artists)


Runtime: 83 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements.
Production: Hubert Bals Fund
Genres: Drama, War
Countries: Japan, Netherlands, Ireland, Iran, Afghanistan
Languages: English, Dari, Pashtu
Home Release Date: Apr 27, 2004
Director Credit
Siddiq Barmak Director
Writer Credit
Siddiq Barmak Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Marina Golbahari Osama
Mohamad Nader Khadjeh Principal Cast
Zubaida Sahar Mother
Cast Credit
Arif Herati Espandi
Gol Rahman Ghorbandi Cast
Hamida Refah Cast
Khwaja Nader Cast
Mohamad Haref Harati Cast
Producer Credit
Julia Fraser Producer
Julie LeBrocquy Producer
Makoto Ueda Producer
Mohsen Makhmalbaf Executive Producer
Siddiq Barmak Producer
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