Act of Dishonour

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: July 9, 2010 (limited)
DVD: November 9, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.94
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Cast: Nelofer Pazira, Marina Goldahari, Ghafar Qoutbyar, Ali Hazara, Greg Bryk, Benedict Campbell


In a land beset by endless strife, nothing must get in the way of the preservation of honour—even if that means sacrificing a loved one. Mena, a young, beautiful bride-to-be, lives in a small, remote village in northern Afghanistan, a harsh landscape that still shimmers with breathtaking colours.

Respecting the deeply conservative local customs, she and her fiancé, Rahmat, have little contact yet cherish a special bond. The arrival of a Canadian film crew briefly opens a window on a new world for Mena, a foray beyond the boundaries of convention that leads her inexorably down a dangerous road.

In English and Dari with English subtitles.

Director: Nelofer Pazira
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Daniel Iron, Anita Lee, Mark Johnston
Screenplay: Nelofer Pazira

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  • 3 stars "Very interesting movie."
  • 3 stars "I always find it interesting to see movies that represent different cultures."
  • 4 stars "Interesting movie"
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