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The Black Tulip (2012)

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After the Taliban is routed from Afghanistan in early 2001, the Mansouri family seizes the new window of freedom by opening a restaurant called "The Poet's Corner," with an open microphone and an inviting platform for all to read poetry, perform music and tell their stories. This newfound hope proves to be fleeting as they struggle to maintain their way of life when encountering opposition from lingering factions of the Taliban. "Black Tulip" is a modern portrait of Afghanistan that captures the current plight and resilience of its people. The film was made to give voice to the voiceless people of Afghanistan by telling a story through the eyes of an everyday family from Kabul, who remain hopeful despite constant struggle and tragedy.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 26th, 2012 (Limited) by SnagFilms
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, War, Afghanistan War
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: SnagFilms, Breadwinner
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Hadar Mansouri

Supporting Cast

Sonia Nassery Cole    Farishta
Walid Amini    Akram Zabuli
Somaia Razaye    Belkis Mansouri
Hosna Tanha    Bobo Jan
Karim Jaweed    Omar Zabuli
Sadaf Yarmal    Satara Mansouri
Basir Mujaheed    Amanullah
Shafi Sahel    Afghan Poet
Jack Scalia    Colonel Williams
Edoardo Costa    Colonel Tanelli

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Production and Technical Credits

Sonia Nassery Cole    Screenwriter
David Michael O'Neill    Screenwriter
Sonia Nassery Cole    Producer
Christopher Arian Cole    Co-Producer
Evans Butterworth    Co-Producer
David McFarland    Cinematographer
Christopher Young    Composer
Michael Carney    Production Designer

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