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The Breadwinner (2017)



Critic Consensus: The Breadwinner's stunning visuals are matched by a story that dares to confront sobering real-life issues with uncommon -- and richly rewarding -- honesty.

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Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times

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Soma Chhaya
as Shauzia
Laara Sadiq
as Fattema
Ali Badshah
as Nurullah
Noorin Gulamgaus
as Idrees/Sulayman
Kawa Ada
as Razaq
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Critic Reviews for The Breadwinner

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (22)

This beautiful and continually surprising film makes us think about what children can and can't bear.

May 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is a day-to-day survival story that stirs the heart and fires the imagination.

May 25, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Not the most obvious subjects for a family animation, but The Breadwinner tackles them all with devastating economy.

May 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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The Breadwinner is thrillingly alive with the delicacy, artistry and wit of human touch.

May 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A fiery takedown of fundamentalism, bigotry and oppression of all stripes.

May 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's a calmness and clarity to this engaging animation...

May 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Breadwinner

With beautiful visuals and a similar premise to the devastating Osama, this is a poignant animated film that doesn't shy away from its harrowing subject and yet is able to come up with a surprising amount of lightness in the fantasy stories that its protagonist always returns to.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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