De Zwijgende Reiziger (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Netherlands  |  
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This Dutch film, shot in Greece, examines the plight of the Kurdish people who lost their country's independence when they were overtaken by Iraq. The film is narrated by writer/director Ibrahim Selman who provides important background information and an explanation for why the movie was filmed in Greece. The actual story follows a young Kurdish shepherd, Silo, as he deals with the Iraqi soldiers who invade his peaceful village home. To protect his family, he buys a rifle. The town police officer, Moho, who wants to marry Silo's daughter, tries to ignore Silo's illegal act, but it is difficult. Silo's actions create conflict within the dutiful Moho.

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invasion, survivor