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    Reader comments on Osama

    Subject: Re: Osama--some thoughts
    Date: Sep 1, 2004
    Sender: also a womanPrevious | Next

    This film is a story of confrontation with bullying. The opening demonstration with hundreds of women, hiding under their burquas, all added together they don't have the freedom or earning potential of one street kid with his fake magic and incence. zzzzthey are bukkied sucessfully not by water...by their own fear of the Taliban.
    The girl is bulied by her mother and grandmother-yes it's justified, but that's no excuse! Those older women pushed their daughter into danger day after day.That is bullying behavior, too. The deceptively mild old cleric, so gentle with his instructions to the school childre, so seemingly patient with the girl's fears as he rescues her from judgement, then drives her to his home. The ultimate bully, a real sadist, with his matter of fact bullying of the girl with her choice of prison locks. And finally with his rape of this 12 year old. The story comes full circle here, for he is so old that the girl, and the rest of the women locked up by him will clearly soon become widows, putting them right back into the desperate situation that set off the whole chain of unhappiness in this film.I am so glad that I came across this movie. It has made all my problems seem absolutely trivial since I saw it.
    The boys on the playground are textbook bullies-picking quickly on the weak one. Those scenes made me, as a viewer, into a bully. I kept willing the girl to lower her voice or climb boldly up and down the tree-to have some small amount of bravado to boster her disguise, to succeed.

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    Re: Osama--some thoughts

    the name of this movie has nothing to do wit the tremendous number of awards it has won nor the attention it has got. its a great movie that shows my country. its about time the worlds eye opens and grabs attention of our problems. i have great respect for the director and admire his great work.






    Comment index:

  • the afgans should build there own luck.   from murad al qardi, Feb 21, 2004
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from osama fan, Apr 2, 2005
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Muhammad Al-Aabdar Abbas, Aug 19, 2008
  • Osama the great   from usman(Osama), Apr 12, 2004
  • Osama--some thoughts   from tasneem, Apr 22, 2004
  • Re: Osama--some thoughts   from , May 28, 2004
  • » Re: Osama--some thoughts «   from also a woman, Sep 1, 2004
  • Re: Osama--some thoughts   from , Sep 24, 2005
  • The Power of One Little Girl   from G. G. Garth, May 24, 2004
  • Great movie guys !!!   from Peruvian, Jun 24, 2004
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from SANA, Jul 28, 2005
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from sadique, Nov 7, 2007
  • Worth Your Time   from An American Woman, Jul 30, 2004
  • [no subject]   from alexis, Sep 10, 2004
  • Re: unintended consequences of US invasion   from Belgian, Oct 30, 2006
  • A real movie.   from Masalah Woodengs, Nov 24, 2004
  • all the way from India   from Eshaan T, Nov 24, 2004
  • Re: all the way from India   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: all the way from India   from sana, Jul 28, 2005
  • Re: all the way from India   from sana, Jul 28, 2005
  • What was it???   from Kim, Nov 26, 2004
  • Here is you Answer Kim   from Lida, Dec 10, 2004
  • Re: Here is you Answer Kim   from kate, May 19, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Louise, Dec 7, 2004
  • long awaited   from Afghan girl, Dec 12, 2004
  • indian muslim thought   from razia, Dec 17, 2004
  • Who played the old mullah??   from Acer, Jan 6, 2005
  • OSAMA is stunning   from Antxonio, Jan 7, 2005
  • osama   from naser, Jan 12, 2005
  • movie based on lie   from Azmat shinwari, Jan 28, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from Najeeb Khurramy, Feb 20, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from zeina, Mar 15, 2007
  • a word of appreciation from new zealand   from Paramita n' Nilim, Oct 30, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Rani, Nov 16, 2006
  • thats not fair.....   from zahida, Jun 28, 2007
  • Waste of Life   from Mel, Jul 19, 2007
  • [no subject]   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • A move that wil not let you go   from Margaret, Dec 22, 2007
  • the afgans should build there own luck.   from murad al qardi, Feb 21, 2004
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from osama fan, Apr 2, 2005
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Muhammad Al-Aabdar Abbas, Aug 19, 2008
  • Osama the great   from usman(Osama), Apr 12, 2004
  • Osama--some thoughts   from tasneem, Apr 22, 2004
  • Re: Osama--some thoughts   from , May 28, 2004
  • » Re: Osama--some thoughts «   from also a woman, Sep 1, 2004
  • Re: Osama--some thoughts   from , Sep 24, 2005
  • The Power of One Little Girl   from G. G. Garth, May 24, 2004
  • Great movie guys !!!   from Peruvian, Jun 24, 2004
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from SANA, Jul 28, 2005
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from sadique, Nov 7, 2007
  • Worth Your Time   from An American Woman, Jul 30, 2004
  • [no subject]   from alexis, Sep 10, 2004
  • Re: unintended consequences of US invasion   from Belgian, Oct 30, 2006
  • A real movie.   from Masalah Woodengs, Nov 24, 2004
  • all the way from India   from Eshaan T, Nov 24, 2004
  • Re: all the way from India   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: all the way from India   from sana, Jul 28, 2005
  • Re: all the way from India   from sana, Jul 28, 2005
  • What was it???   from Kim, Nov 26, 2004
  • Here is you Answer Kim   from Lida, Dec 10, 2004
  • Re: Here is you Answer Kim   from kate, May 19, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Louise, Dec 7, 2004
  • long awaited   from Afghan girl, Dec 12, 2004
  • indian muslim thought   from razia, Dec 17, 2004
  • Who played the old mullah??   from Acer, Jan 6, 2005
  • OSAMA is stunning   from Antxonio, Jan 7, 2005
  • osama   from naser, Jan 12, 2005
  • movie based on lie   from Azmat shinwari, Jan 28, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from Najeeb Khurramy, Feb 20, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from zeina, Mar 15, 2007
  • a word of appreciation from new zealand   from Paramita n' Nilim, Oct 30, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Rani, Nov 16, 2006
  • thats not fair.....   from zahida, Jun 28, 2007
  • Waste of Life   from Mel, Jul 19, 2007
  • [no subject]   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • A move that wil not let you go   from Margaret, Dec 22, 2007