AHLAAM

DREAMS

By Mohamed AL-DARADJI

HUMAN FILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2006


    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • IRAQ, UNITED KINGDOM, NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mohamed AL-DARADJI
    • Writer(s)
    • Mohamed AL-DARADJI
    • Producer(s)
    • Mohamed AL-DARADJI (Human Film), Atea AL-DARADJI (Iraq Al-Rafidain)
    • Synopsis
    • Scarred Baghdad 2003... confusion, uncertainty and death engulf the bombed ruins of a Psychiatric Asylum. Voyeuristically we move between the past and the present of three Iraqi lives entangled by the chaos of the American 'Shock and Awe' campaign...
      'Ahlaam' a bewildered young women, confined to the asylum after witnessing the violent arrest of her fiancee on their wedding day... deeply bruised she lives a confined existence in a state of delusion. Brutally damaged by the hands of the regime, Ahlaam is left with little hope, only a dream...
      Dr. Mehdi, a hard working idealist, exiled to work at the institution despite his abilities, longs for a free Iraq where humanity is cherished not brutalised by hatred and fear, where the human quest for truth and goodness will triumph over the brutality he witnessed... But will Mehdi's spirit survive the devastation and his father's political past?
      Ali, a patient and former soldier... once a proudly optimistic man eager to serve his country, now a shell-shocked shadow, traumatized by the American bombings. Ali's fearless insanity of his war zoned nation may be the hospital's only hope as he roams the terrorised gun ridden streets for surviving patients... Ali's patronism may save others but will it save him?
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