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Zamani barayé masti asbha | کاتێک بۆ مەستیی ئەسپەکان

Bahman Ghobadi Iran, 2000

Nicholas Kohut's rating of the film A Time for Drunken Horses

An unsettling tale of perseverance through unprecedented social pressures, A Time For Drunken Horses tells the story of Iranian youths who cross the treacherous Iraq border on a regular basis to scrape up enough money for their crippled brother to get surgery. I've never seen something so unique and absurd as men liquoring up horses to make such a grueling journey more bearable -- you can't make this up!