In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives on the streets of Kabul, where he sells movie tickets on the black market. A big Bollywood fan, he daydreams himself into some of his favorite movie scenes. One day, the police take him to the Soviet orphanage. But in Kabul, the political situation is changing. Qodrat and all the other children want to defend their country from the occupiers.
Cast: Qodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa Rasuli, Masihullah Feraji, Hasibullah Rasooli, Anwar Hashimi
Screenplay: Shahrbanoo Sadat
Director of Photography: Virginie Surdej
Film Editor: Alexandra Strauss
Sound: Sigrid DPA Jensen, Anne Gry Friis Kristensen
Producer: Katja Adomeit
Co-Producer: Marina Perales Marhuenda, Xavier Rocher, Jani Thiltges, Shahrbanoo Sadat
Production Company: Adomeit Film
Co-Production Company: Adomeit Germany, La Fabrica Nocturna, Samsa Film, Wolf Pictures
World Sales: Luxbox
Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat
The daughter of Afghan refugees, Shahrbanoo Sadat was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1990. Her experience growing up in a remote village in Afghanistan informs her films. WOLF AND SHEEP (2016) and THE ORPHANAGE (2019) are the first two parts of a planned pentalogy based on an unpublished autobiography.