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Joy of Madness

Samira Makhmalbaf goes to Kabul for making her next film, 5 in the Afternoon. Like before she goes between ordinary people and try to cast for the shooting. But in Afghanistan no one accepts to act in film. Everyone is afraid of the others. Mullah of the city is afraid of people. People are scared if Taliban would come back. Hana Makhmalbaf , Samira's 14years old sister, Follows Samira all the time during her process of casting. This behind the scene documentary, is focused on four Main characters: A mad family, a Mullah and two women.


Original Title: Lezate Divanegi
Director & Cinematographer: Hana Makhmalbaf
Agheleh Rezaei
Agheleh Farahmand
Bibigol Asef
Sima Asef
haji Rahmodin
Razi Mohebi
Azizola Vakil
Kaveh Moeinfar
Samira Makhmalbaf
Marziyeh Meshkini
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Music: Mohammad reza Darvishi
Still Photographer: Maysam Makhmalbaf
Edit & Mix: Mastaneh Mohajer
Laboratory: Filmsaz Studio
Production: Makhmalbaf Film House
International Sales:
Makhmalbaf Film House
Wild Bunch (France)
71 minutes, Colour, 2003