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Earth and Ashes
(Khak wa khakester)

by Atiq RAHIMI

terre et cendres

Dastaguir sits on the side of the road, his young grandson, Yassin, at his side. A desolate Afghan landscape stretches out all around. That road leads to a far-off coalmine, Dastaguir’s dreaded, yet ultimate, destination. He is on a esultory journey to see his son, the child’s father, who works in the mines. He must tell him that their village has been bombed and his entire family killed. The task weighs heavily on the old man, torn between his own remorse, his unbearable solitude and codes of honor deeply engrained in the Afghan soul.

  • Titre français
    Terre et cendres
  • Original title
    Khak wa khakester
  • Titre international
    Earth and Ashes
  • Scénario
    Kambozia Partovi, Atiq Rahimi
  • Photo
    Eric Guichard
  • Montage
    Ursula Lesiak
  • Son
    André Rigaut, Selim Azzazi, Bruno Tarrière
  • Musique
    Khaled Arman, Francesco Russo
  • Interprétation
    Abdul Ghani, Jawan Mard Homayoun, Walli Tallosh, Guilda Chahverdi, Kader, Arefi, Mirza Hussein, Shir Agha, Azim
  • Décors
    Jean-Luc Le Floc'h

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