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Kilomètre Zéro (Kilometri nolla)

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Kilomètre zéro is a 2005 film written, produced, and directed by the Kurdish director Hiner Saleem. Kilometre Zero is the first Iraqi film chosen for the official Cannes competition.The story begins with a road trip story set in Iraqi Kurdistan during the Iran-Iraq war in 1988. The radio announcer is describing the events happening. The scene then switches to a Kurdish village a few weeks before the Halabja poison gas attack where Ako, a young Kurdish man, is forced to join Iraqi Army, while he is dreaming of escaping the country. A few dramatic scenes follow, some of them being flashbacks of home. Ako is sent to the frontline of war with a few Kurdish comrades and is subject to abuse by the other Iraqi soldiers, due to his Kurdish background. There are other scenes depicting abuse also. In one, a man is beaten for refusing to run laps with the others. In another, a firing squad is seen in executing captured Kurdish guerillas. When Ako is given a mission to escort the coffin of a dead Iraqi soldier to his family, an unexpected opportunity for escaping comes up. His driver turns out to be an Arab with strong feeling against the Kurds. They are given a small car with the, coffin draped in an Iraqi flag, strapped to the top. The two set out for the long journey across the Iraqi landscape. They encounter a few happenings along the way. In one, they are confronted by a screaming Iraqi woman who is convinced that the dead soldier is her husband. In another, the two men are sitting together as they take a break, and the driver refuses to let Ako look at a picture of his wife. As the journey goes on, Ako does his best to trick the driver into heading toward Kurdistan. He eventually finds a one-armed man whom he befriends, and his wife in an abondoned village. After an Iraqi bombardment in the village, the setting switches to Ako and his wife in 2003. The movie then ends after Ako and his wife yell out the window in joy after the announcer on the radio proclaimed the news that Baghdad had fallen to coalition troops. They embrace, and the town is seen out the window, and the movie ends.See Hiner SaleemActor: Nazmi KirikActor: Eyam EkremActress: Belcim BilginActor: Ehmed QeladizeniActor: Nezar Selami

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