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DukhtarIn the mountains of Pakistan, villagers hunt a mother, son and daughter after they flee on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. On the way, they meet a sympathetic truck driver,and he is forced to decide whether he will endanger his own life to deliver them to safety in Lahore.
Actors of "Dukhtar"
Directors of "Dukhtar"Afia Nathaniel
Creators of "Dukhtar"Afia Nathaniel
Critic Reviews of "Dukhtar"Chicago ReaderOctober 22, 2015
With its stark imagery and characterizations, the film often feels like a folktale, even though it takes place in the present and addresses ongoing social concerns.Los Angeles TimesOctober 16, 2015
Dukhtar grabs you from the outset and never lets go.RogerEbert.comOctober 09, 2015
It is an unabashed love letter to Pakistan itself, warts and all. Yet, as a film, it's too by the book to earn a spot of honor in any book, and that's disappointing.New York TimesOctober 08, 2015
Its principal merit is the quiet authority of Ms. Mumtaz, who combines a mother's passionate concern with glimmers of an awakening consciousness.Village VoiceOctober 06, 2015
Dukhtar is an issues film with the twisted, heart-pounding feel of a road-trip thriller ...Spirituality and PracticeSeptember 30, 2016
A depiction of the enduring mother-daughter bond as a Pakistani mother saves her daughter from an arranged marriage.NYC Movie GuruOctober 10, 2015
Heartfelt performances and breathtaking scenery barely compensate for the pedestrian screenplay's shortcomings.rec.arts.movies.reviewsOctober 09, 2015
Oddly enough, a plot similar to "Mad Max: Fury Road" but a million times more interesting--and by a first-time director, no less.Flick FilosopherOctober 09, 2015
A gripping story from a place where women are less than second-class citizens that insists that they are, in fact, people who deserve to live as they please.Slant MagazineOctober 06, 2015
Writer-director Afia Nathaniel's Dukhtar is an unsentimental tribute to the transformative power of maternal love.The Young FolksSeptember 20, 2015
...a vital, urgent Pakistani film vibrating with life and truth... Rarely have I seen the mother-daughter bond depicted in the cinema with such candor and emotion.
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