Archive Cinema City 2009.

Asbe du-pa

Two-Legged Horse

Genre: Drama
Country: Iran / France
Year: 2008.
Duration: 101 min

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf
Scenario: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Cast: Haron Ahad, Gol Gotai Karimi, Ziya Mirza Mohamad, Khojeh Nader

Programme selection: Exit Point

A sick and penniless prostitute is constantly raped by the poor residents of a shanty town. She has several children of all ages, who are forced to scavenge for food amongst the trash heaps of the village. A man comes from the city and takes the oldest of the prostitute's children, a ten-year-old boy, to work for him. In order to get the job, the boy has to participate in a contest with other poor children. The man will employ whoever can carry a crippled child - who lost his legs in war - to school on his back. A tough contest takes place and finally, the boy wins.

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Best Film, 2008 Flanders International Film Festival

Best Music, 2008 Flanders International Film Festival
Special Prize of the Jury, 2008 San Sebastián International Film Festival

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