Kabuli Kid

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Kabuli Kid
Kabuli Kid.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byBarmak Akram
Produced byOlivier Delbosc, David Mathieu-Mahias, Marc Missonnier, Mani Mortazavi
Written byBarmak Akram
Music byBarmak Akram
CinematographyLaurent Fleutot
Edited byHervé de Luze, Elise Fievet, Pierre Haberer
Release date
29 April 2009 (France)
Running time
97 mins
CountryFrance, Afghanistan

Kabuli Kid is a 2008 French-Afghan drama film directed by Barmak Akram. It stars Haji Gul Aser, Valéry Schatz and Amélie Glenn. The film, about a Kabul-based taxi driver who finds an infant left in his back seat, was screened at the 65th Venice International Film Festival. It was produced by Fidélité Films, 4 à 4 Productions, and Les Auteurs Associés.



The film was critically acclaimed. Variety wrote: "Observation and narrative are so skillfully intertwined that every detail gestates a potential full-blown story and every story point teems with cultural contradictions. Thus, when Khaled’s wife slips among the veiled women waiting to claim the infant, she silently unleashes a subversively alternate point of view. Highly accomplished tech credits reinforce pic’s authenticity."[1]


  1. ^ "Kabuli Kid". Variety. 14 September 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2015.

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