I always love foreign language movies. They always tell unusual stories. Very touching with unpredictable ending. Not like Hollywood movies that easily predicted. Like this Osama the movie, the winner of Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003. I found this dusty DVD in my bookshelf, sure it's been there for ages. I forgot that I bought this DVD once, just like tons of books that also waiting their turn to be read. Yes, sometimes my buying-now-read-them-later spirit is just too high *quite often*.

The movie takes place in Afghanistan during Taliban regime. It's inspired by a true story. A very touching story. It tells about a 12-yr-old girl and her mom who find themselves without anything left. No money, no food, no job and nothing at all.

Since Taliban bans women from working and forbids them to leave their home without a male companion. Therefore women without any husbands, fathers or brothers are desperate in surviving their lives. Just like the mother in this movie, since she's no longer allowed to work in the hospital, finally she asks her little girl to wear and act as a boy in order to get a job and earn money to live.

The girl's, now called Osama, endure a terrifying and confusing journey as she tries hard to keep the Taliban from discovering her true identity. It's absolutely not an easy thing to do. However, finally she gets caught and experiences a sorrowful ending. Whoa...I drown in tears. Feel so sorry for her life.


'IcHa' May 11, 2010 at 8:42 AM  

whoaaa, aku mau nonton iniii....

riana May 11, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

@Icha: ayo...mari, ini hasil berburu DVD di ambas kok....:D

designer May 28, 2010 at 1:10 PM  

Thanks for your short yet touching review.
I'm a fan of happy-ending-stories, so I guess I won't be watching this movie in near future.. can't stand the bitter aftertaste, and the thought that so many bad things like that happen in real life *sigh*
Sorry for the long comments, great blog u have here :)

Lam kenal,

riana May 29, 2010 at 10:33 AM  

@Ina: Thx for dropping by, I prefer the happy ending also since the sad ending always makes me miserable for days....:) btw, love your blog & your works, all's great...