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.



invasion, survivor