The Blood of Hussain

A startling premonition and damning indictment of General Zia's Pakistan, this is nonetheless the very antithesis of crude agit-prop. The eruption of a white stallion from beneath the red desert earth strikingly exemplifies writer/director Dehlavi's accessible use of mythical metaphor to underpin his fiction of contemporary rebellion and martyrdom; and such visual coups abound as he interrogates notions of power and responsibility in the family and the state.

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Duration: 112 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jamil Dehlavi
Screenwriter: Jamil Dehlavi
Cast: Salmaan Peerzada
Kika Markham
Durriya Kazi
Kabuli Baba
Mirza Ghazanfar Beg
Fauzia Zareen
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