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      2014 1h 33m Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      93% Tomatometer 15 Reviews 75% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In the mountains of Pakistan, villagers hunt a mother, son and daughter after they flee on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Ben Sachs Chicago Reader With its stark imagery and characterizations, the film often feels like a folktale, even though it takes place in the present and addresses ongoing social concerns. Rated: 3/4 Oct 22, 2015 Full Review Katie Walsh Los Angeles Times Dukhtar grabs you from the outset and never lets go. Oct 16, 2015 Full Review Laya Maheshwari It is an unabashed love letter to Pakistan itself, warts and all. Yet, as a film, it's too by the book to earn a spot of honor in any book, and that's disappointing. Rated: 1.5/4 Oct 9, 2015 Full Review Katie Smith-Wong Flick Feast Dukhtar is compelling, visually beautiful and more importantly, an unpretentious well-told story. Rated: 4/5 Nov 20, 2019 Full Review Brigid Presecky FF2 Media The heartfelt and hopeful story can resonate with audiences around the globe. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 16, 2019 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice A depiction of the enduring mother-daughter bond as a Pakistani mother saves her daughter from an arranged marriage. Rated: 3.5/5 Sep 30, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Que filme tenso e intenso, o clima árido, o patriarcado machista, uma tradição bizarra, contrastando com as belas e coloridas roupas de mãe e filha, e seus risos, e alegrias, o ônibus, o filme que angustia do início ao fim, já prevendo pelo pior, pela tragédia anunciada, mas com aquele fio de esperança, no motorista, no "amor" do cunhado, na avó, enfim, tudo tão dolorido, humilhante, descabido, inacreditável, uma produção fantástica e necessária, por mais obras realista e por mais liberdade… Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Es una película tensa, que nos retrata la realidad que sufren las mujeres. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member A gripping story that deals with real issues. Beautiful cinematography, and a beautiful film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member An extremely weak second half ruined what could have been a masterpiece. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Do you have a daughter? the mother asks. No, he replies. Then you wouldn't understand, she says during their flight from an arranged marriage of her 10-year-old daughter to a grandfather-aged man in the mountains of Pakistan to end a blood-filled tribal feud. Dukhtar, which means daughter, is a triumph in cinematography and the ultimate sacrifice a mother will make for her daughter.The actors are perfectly chosen for their roles --- from Saleha Aref as the love-has-no-end mother, to her stunning daughter Samiya Mumtaz and their fierce protector Mohib Mirza. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Best and based on ground reality. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In the mountains of Pakistan, villagers hunt a mother, son and daughter after they flee on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader.
      Afia Nathaniel
      Carsten Aanonsen, Muhammad Khalid Ali, Thea Kerman, Afia Nathaniel
      Afia Nathaniel
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      1h 33m
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