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Turtles Can Fly (also know as Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand) full movie is released on Feb 23, 2005. Watch Turtles Can Fly online - the Kurdish Drama movie from Iran , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $1,075,553. Turtles Can Fly is directed by Bahman Ghobadi and created by Bahman Ghobadi with Soran Ebrahim and Avaz Latif. Turtles Can Fly is available online on AMC+ Amazon Channel and DIRECTV.

On the Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border, the boy Satellite is the leader of the kids. He commands them to clear and collect American undetonated minefields in the fields to sell them in the street market and he installs antennae for the villagers. He goes with the local leader to buy a parabolic antenna to learn the news about the eminent American invasion but nobody speaks English and Satellite that knows a couple of words is assigned to translate the Fox News. When the orphans Agrin and her armless brother Hengov and the blind toddler Riga come from Halabcheh to the camp, Satellite falls in an unrequited love for Egrin. But the girl is traumatized by a cruel raid in her home, when her parents were murdered and she was raped. She wants to leave Riga behind and travel with her brother Hengov to another place, but he does not agree with her intention.

As know as:

Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand, Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand, As Tartarugas Também Voam, Tisbagalar uça bilir, Skilpadder kan fly

Release Date:

Sep 10, 2004

Release Date (Streaming):

Sep 20, 2011


Iran, France


Kurdish, Arabic, English

Stream Service:

IFC Films

Production Companies:

Mij Film Co., Bac Films

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Gross worldwide:



Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
by rottentomatoes, Sep 07, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Despite its fanciful title, Turtles Can Fly leads viewers into a slough of despond, one in which not just hope is strangled but virtually any possibility for simple human kindness.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 26, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Riveting, depressing and eye-opening, Turtles Can Fly is a movie about an Iraq that the news hasn't shown us.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 24, 2005

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