2012 Oscar Foreign Language Film Submissions: ‘Under the Protection of Ka’Bah’

Heavily burdened by great historical, cultural, and religious values its source story want to carry through, the filmmakers put a bit too much interests in making pretty scenes, good-looking clothes, rumbling musical score, giggling love story, dramatic tear-jerking melancholy, and believe it or not: shameless product placements. Also, since the movie’s set in 1920’s, just like the aghast and confused village people, we really need to know where exactly Hamid learned to perform proper CPR?

My Rating: 4/10

>>>Check out my other reviews on 2012 Oscar Foreign Language Film Submissions:
Bullhead – Belgium
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
– Brazil
The Colors of the Mountain
– Colombia
72 Days
– Croatia
Pina
– Germany
Attenberg
– Greece
The Turin Horse
– Hungary
Abu, Son of Adam
– India
Punk’s Not Dead
– Macedonia
Happy, Happy
– Norway
Morgen
– Romania
Montevideo: Taste of a Dream
– Serbia
The Front Line
– South Korea
Black Bread
– Spain
Beyond
– Sweden
Patagonia
– UK
The Silent House
– Uruguay

Also my review on 2011 Oscar Foreign Language Film finalists here.

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