Kabuli Kid


1h 34m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Kabul, Afghanistan. A taxi driver navigates the chaos of the local streets, picking up fares and noting how things have improved since the Taliban controlled the city. But when Khaled gives a ride to a young mother, his routine passenger triggers an unforeseeable series of events. She gets into his

Film Details

Release Date
2008
Production Company
Fidélité Films; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
Imagine Film Distribution (Ifd); September Film Distribution; Swift Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Kabul, Afghanistan. A taxi driver navigates the chaos of the local streets, picking up fares and noting how things have improved since the Taliban controlled the city. But when Khaled gives a ride to a young mother, his routine passenger triggers an unforeseeable series of events. She gets into his cab with her baby boy and leaves the child behind when she gets out. Once Khaled realizes that there is an infant in the back seat, he frantically returns to where he dropped its mother off. But of course, she has disappeared into the crowds.

Film Details

Release Date
2008
Production Company
Fidélité Films; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
Imagine Film Distribution (Ifd); September Film Distribution; Swift Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the EIUC Human Rights Film Award at the 2008 Venice International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States December 2008

Released in United States September 2008

Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Cinema of AsiaAfrica) December 11-18, 2008.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (New Directors Competition) April 23-May 7, 2009.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (International Features) January 22-February 1, 2009.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery) September 4-13, 2008.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (International Critics' Week) August 27-September 6, 2008.

Feature directing debut for Barmak Akram.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (International Critics' Week) August 27-September 6, 2008.)

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery) September 4-13, 2008.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (New Directors Competition) April 23-May 7, 2009.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (International Features) January 22-February 1, 2009.)

Released in United States December 2008 (Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Cinema of AsiaAfrica) December 11-18, 2008.)