Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Movie Review: Osama

Osama, the first movie produced in Afghanistan after the overthrow of the Taliban, is an excellent film. Besides being chock-full of telling images and gorgeous music, it gives what is by all accounts an accurate picture of the hell that life in Afghanistan was under the Taliban. If you liked (or maybe "liked" is not the word) the dystopian alternate reality of Margaret Atwood's book The Handmaid's Tale, you'll also want to see Osama. But you will receive more than entertainment from Osama, because unlike in The Handmaid's Tale, the story of Osama is true to life.