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Earth et Ashes

Earth et Ashes

A Feature film by Atiq Rahimi

Produced by Les Films du Lendemain

Release in France : 05/01/2005


    Dastaguir sits besides the side of a road, his little grandson Yassin by his side. The desolate Afghan landscape spreads out around him: a partially destroyed bridge, a dry riverbed below, arid mountains in the distance, and a long, dusty road reaching its vanishing point at the horizon.
    The road leads to a distant mine – a destination dreaded and yet sought out by Dastaguir. He reluctantly undertakes this journey to see his son, Yassin’s father, who works at the mine. He must tell him that their village has been bombed and their family killed. It’s a difficult task for the old man who is torn between his own grief, unbearable solitude and the codes of honor so deeply engrained in the Afghan soul.
    While struggling with so many conflicting emotions, Dastaguir comes across various strangers on his way: a grumpy guard in his sentry house, a philosophical merchant, a mysterious veiled woman who endlessly waits, and other victims of this vile war that continues elsewhere, off screen.
    “Earth and Ashes” is a fable about devastating loss, redemption and the perseverance of the human spirit when confronted with the atrocities of war.



    Earth et Ashes


    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films du Lendemain

    Foreign production company :

    Afghan Film

    French distribution :

    Bodega Films

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

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    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Dimitri de Clercq

    Author of original work :

    Atiq Rahimi

    Director of Photography :

    Éric Guichard

    Production managers :

    Svetlana Novak, Philippe Gautier

    Editor :

    Ursula Lesiak

    Music Composers :

    Khaled Arman, Francisco Russo

    Costume designer :

    Atiq Rahimi

    Assistant Director :

    Vincent Canaple

    Screenwriters :

    Atiq Rahimi, Kambozia Partovi

    Sound recordists :

    André Rigaut, Sélim Azzazi

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Viviana Andriani

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Luc Le Floc'h

    Construction Manager :

    Yann Dury

    Sound Mixer :

    Bruno Tarrière

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    Feature film

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    Themes :

    Human nature , War

    Coproducer countries :

    Afghanistan, France

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    Majority French (Afghanistan, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Dolby SRD