Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Turtles Can Fly

Satellite (Soran Ebrahim) commands a roving band of children who roam around the villages and refugee camps at the Iraqi-Turkish border. They perform invaluable jobs like installing antennas and clearing minefields. In to this world comes the armless prescient boy (Hiresh Feysal Rahman) and his beautiful sister (Avaz Latif) with a baby brother in tow. Satellite is threatened by the boy and attracted to the sister. Until this point you are almost lulled in to believing this is going to turn out be a coming of age tale set among the backdrop of the coming US invasion of Iraq. But slowly the layers are peeled away and the ugly underbelly of war is revealed.

Rating: * * +

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