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Sadegh, a Kabul taxi driver has no news from his son Darya. During the Russians  War, to avoid his son’s forced conscription into the Afghan army, he pays a  smuggler to bring him in Iran. Once gone, Darya disappears and gives no more  news. Delara, Darya’s mother is inconsolable.   Zohra,  Delara’s niece, lives in the province. She is naturally exquisite and  delicate. She has everything to please. When she comes to visit her tent, for the  first time Delara and Sadegh think that a might be daughter-in-law like her, able  to give them grandchildren, would radically change their lives and bring their son  back home. Husband and wife share the same dream. Sadegh refreshes his  appearance and goes to Iran to find his son and obtain his agreement.  The  so missed son has changed his name, his life and his identity. He offends his  father publicly and rejects violently his offer.   In return, the humiliated father, not daring to break the heart of his wife, makes  her believe that their son has accepted to get engaged to Zohra.  Soon families gather to celebrate the proxy engagement  of Zohra and Darya.  The photo of the groom-to-be attracts all sorts of praises. Zohra has prepared  everything to leave... 
The best talents of the Afghan cinema gathered in an unexpected and mesmerizing movie.
Ahwal-e-Darya
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Ahwal-e-Darya, feature film, 110 mn

Far from universally wide-spread  clichés, this story inhabited with  grace , served by a staggering array  of actors, enchants and upsets you.  Shot in sublime scenery, bathed by  light, based on a finely-crafted true  story, Ahwal-e-Darya will cheerfully  make you travel in a captivating  world,  steeped in uncertainty. An  unforgettable moment of cinema. 
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Sadegh, a Kabul taxi driver has no news from  his son Darya. During the Russians War, to  avoid his son’s forced conscription into the  Afghan army, he pays a smuggler to bring him  in Iran. Once gone, Darya disappears and  gives no more news. Delara, Darya’s mother is  inconsolable.   Zohra,  Delara’s niece, lives in the province.  She is naturally exquisite and delicate. She  has everything to please. When she comes to  visit her tent, for the first time Delara and  Sadegh think that a might be daughter-in-law  like her, able to give them grandchildren,  would radically change their lives and bring  their son back home. Husband and wife share  the same dream. Sadegh refreshes his  appearance and goes to Iran to find his son  and obtain his agreement.  The  so missed son has changed his name, his  life and his identity. He offends his father  publicly and rejects violently his offer.   In return, the humiliated father, not daring to  break the heart of his wife, makes her believe  that their son has accepted to get engaged to  Zohra. Soon families gather to celebrate the proxy  engagement  of Zohra and Darya. The photo  of the groom-to-be attracts all sorts of praises.  Zohra has prepared everything to leave... 
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