The Dreams of Sparrows

The Dreams of Sparrows

The majority of Americans will never realize the plight of Iraqi citizens as they struggle to lead normal lives under the shadow of American occupation. Now, thanks to Iraqi filmmaker Hayder Mousa Daffar and a team of contributing American and Iraqi filmmakers known as the "Iraqeye Group," this historic documentary explores the controversial occupation of Iraq through interviews with those who have experienced it firsthand. As interviews with Iraqi painters, writers, and filmmakers offer a new and unique perspective on the occupation, the filmmakers find themselves drawn further into their subject than they ever anticipated when producer Sa'ad Fahker is killed during the battle over Falluja. Subsequently turning the camera inward in an attempt to make sense of their close friend and co-worker's tragic death, the filmmakers find their own beliefs shaken to the core by the things they have seen and experienced over the course of the film's production.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:74 minutes
  • Release:2005
  • Language:Arabic,English
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:artist,   arab,   iraq,  

The Dreams of Sparrows follows first time Iraqi director Hayder Mousa Daffar and his team of contributing directors as they share their vision of life in Baghdad, post war and pre ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


The Dreams of Sparrows torrent reviews

Megan W (mx) wrote: Not too bad. Not too good either. Interesting plot base, just poorly executed.

Nicolas B (de) wrote: Ben Stiller plays the annoying prick Roger Greenberg very well, but the problem is, well, he plays an annoying prick as the lead charcter, which is neither funny nor interesting. You may like it if you manage to identify with Greenberg, but if you're a normal human being you most likely will not.

Velmina C (de) wrote: Not as I expected it to be... guess the first thing u think of when u c a chinese movie, is martial arts... Not much of that in this movie and what a terrible ending!

Jim A (gb) wrote: At least its much better than Cinderella 2 was though thats saying very little. The fact that it has a coherent story and real stakes in the plot make it a huge improvement but its silly childish writing and week climax still prevent this from being a good movie even for its young girl target audience

xGary X (ru) wrote: Red Cliff is an epic retelling of the battle of Red Cliffs in which a power hungry politician attempts to invade the peaceful lands of the south to unite the kingdom under his personal rule. Although clearly a historical epic, the film I was reminded of the most whilst watching Red Cliff was The Two Towers, mainly because of the fact that it is pretty much just one huge battle sequence in which two vast armies of pixels kick the crap out of each other. It's basically the story of a game of military chess between two strategists rather than anything as mystical and romantic as Crouching Tiger or House Of Flying Daggers, and as such it is much more of a "boy's film". Woo does in fact try to inject some of this sweeping romanticism, but it falls short of Ang Lee's poetic vision because it relies entirely on one character; unfortunately she is criminally underwritten and Wei Zhao plays her with a constant vacant semi-smile that just made her look a bit retarded! On the other hand Takeshi Kaneshiro clearly relishes the role of wily tactician which makes a change from his usual action man persona and the best sequences come when the personalities of the characters are stamped onto the surrounding battle; namely the involvement of their feisty spy and Kaneshiro's ploy to steal arrows from the opposing army. The opening sequence featuring a general protecting his master's baby (a clear reference to Hard Boiled) also raises a smile. Maybe not fully rounded, but as a visual spectacle it is an absolute feast and it makes me wonder how good it would've been if Woo had stayed in China to create projects like this instead of spending the last 20 years sucking Satan's cock in Hollywood...

Scotty W (au) wrote: A poor supernatural-bent version of Alien. It never gets as crazy or as self-aware as it needs to be really succeed. Almost a waste of an amazing cast, Paul WS Anderson at least makes a cool looking movie with fantastic production design and visual effects.

Kyle S (br) wrote: Only reason why it's not a 4 1/2 to me is Fishbourne's speech on gun and liquor stores. The script is being serious at that point, when the U.S. Government doesn't give out subsidies for shops to set up in the hood, like he would seemingly claim. It is simply Capitalism 101. Go where the money can be made.

Simon D (ag) wrote: I need to look up the meaning of trash, which I know John Waters proudly claims his movies are. If it directly translates as total rubbish then it's pretty spot on. This looks like the school project of a backward child. The acting couldn't be worse, the story is ridiculous, it is not entertaining in the slightest. It is mearly an outlet for Waters' perversions, one of which is the pigshit thick good, Divine. Just don't bother watching it, or any of his other films.

Felipe V (fr) wrote: Pontecorvo vuelve a poner su mirada en el colonialismo, aunque sin las proporciones epicas de su notable "La batalla de Algeria", y alejandose ademas de aquella estetica mas documental. Lo que si hereda es la dificultad de definir villanos o heroes, pues no los hay: la muerte y brutalidad llega desde los dos lados, aunque es facil situarse junto a los mas debiles. Brando, como un ingles que se mueve como la marea, es intrigante en su actuar, no se sabe que es lo que realmente lo motiva y que detona sus decisiones. Su complejidad le a~ade una capa extra a una pelicula que ya viene engrandecida con otro maravilloso trabajo de Ennio Morricone en la musica. Excelente pelicula, pero el peso de "La batalla..." carga demasiado sobre Pontecorvo.

Graeme S (de) wrote: Viewed as a period piece (it was made about half a century ago!) this is an amusing reminder of times gone by. The relationship between Lemon and Terry Thomas is wonderful, "I do NOT work for couples!" - the true gentlemen's gentlemen. Is it fair to view it through 21 century eyes, I don't think so - just enjoy it for what it is, a period farce.

Todd F (ru) wrote: Very funny, but I'm not sure I liked how it all turned out. Overall a good film about love vs sex. Cliff Norton is a very underrated actor.