MELLI BUS

By Aboozar AMINI

SILK ROAD FILM SALON - as PROD

Drama - Development 2016

The national bus of Kabul called 'Melli bus' rides since more than 45 years through the Kabul city. Bearing the memory of city, it is the red thread to link stories inside and outside the bus and is the most authentic portrait of Kabul.
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    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Road movie
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, AFGHANISTAN
    • Languages
    • FARSI
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aboozar AMINI
    • Writer(s)
    • Aboozar AMINI
    • Producer(s)
    • Jia ZHAO (Silk Road Film Salon)
    • Synopsis
    • The buses in Kabul are called ‘Melli-bus’ meaning ‘National bus’. They are old and worn out. The passengers are ordinary people from the poor classes of the society, which is more than 80% of the total population of Afghanistan. The buses of Kabul have the stink of blood, bullets and smoke, and still have the screams of women whose breasts were cut and the satisfied voice of the war-monsters…The film is a few working days of the Melli- bus driver Hassan. The bus trip from central Kabul to West- Kabul will be the ‘red thread’ to bring the stories together that happen inside the bus and outside the bus, to portrait the Afghan society: the darkness in the most shinny sunshine of the world, the deepest melancholic insanity, as said beautifully by an Afghan writer.
      © all rights are reserved.
    • Production schedule
    • • May-Jun, 2015 : Additional Research in the site
      • Jul ~ Aug, 2015 : 1st Draft
      • Sep ~ Nov, 2015 : 2nd Draft / Casting for Lead Actor
      • Jan ~ Feb/Mar, 2016 : Fine Tuning for the Final Script / Actor Training & Reading
      • Nov 2015 ~ Mar 2016 : Financing / Co-Production Partner Attaching
      • Apr 2016 ~ Jun, 2016 : Pre-Production
      • Jul 2016 : Crank-in
      • Aug 2016 : Crank-up
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2016
    • End of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2016
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