A twelve-year-old Afghan girl (Marina Golbahari) and her mother (Zubaida Sahar) lose their jobs when the Taliban closes the hospital where they work. With her husband and brother dead, and forbidden by the Taliban to leave the house without a "legal companion," the mother decides to disguise her daughter as a boy. Now called Osama, the girl embarks on a terrifying journey as she tries to keep the Taliban from finding out her true identity. Inspired by a true story. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

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Director: Siddiq Barmak

Cast: Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati, Zubaida Sahar

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1hr 22mins

Release Year: 2003

Country Of Origin: Afghanistan/Japan/Ireland