Ahlaam (2005)

Mohamed Al-Daradji's Ahlaam is an intense Iraqi melodrama set against the backdrop of the fall of Baghdad, notable for its bold direction, expressive photography, and heightened tone.


"The disparate lives of shell-shocked soldier Ali, medical student Mehdi and bride Ahlaam — whose fiancé was kidnapped by Saddam Hussein’s forces on their wedding day — converge in a psychiatric hospital." Mubi

File under: 2005, Iraq, Mohamed Al-Daradji