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* PunchClockVillain: Atiq begins this way, warding a jail for women and generally being indifferent towards them, [spoiler: that is, until Zunaira is jailed.]]

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* PunchClockVillain: Atiq begins this way, warding a jail for women and generally being indifferent towards them, [spoiler: [[spoiler: that is, until Zunaira is jailed.]]

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* PunchClockVillain: Atiq begins this way, warding a jail for women and generally being indifferent towards them, [spoiler: that is, until Zunaira is jailed.]]

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler: Mussarat and Atiq are executed for letting Zunaira escape.]]


* DefrostingIceKing: Although he already had doubts about the Taliban government, Zunaira's incarceration and death penalty makes grow more sympathetic towards his prisoners, to the point that he cries for the first time in a long time and let's her escape.

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* DefrostingIceKing: Although he already had doubts about the Taliban government, Zunaira's incarceration and death penalty makes him grow more sympathetic towards his prisoners, to the point that he cries for the first time in a long time years and let's allows her to escape.



* FullBodyDisguise: When she borrows her neighbour's full-body veil, Zunaira is mistaken for her. Later [[spoiler:Mussarat and her switch their veils, and Mussarat is executed in her stead]].

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* FullBodyDisguise: When she borrows her neighbour's neighbor's full-body veil, Zunaira is mistaken for her. Later [[spoiler:Mussarat and her switch their veils, and Mussarat is executed in her stead]].



* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: [[spoiler:After killing Atiq and Mussarat, the guards realize Zunaira must aming the crowd of women in the stadium... all of them wearing almost ide tical burkas]].

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* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: [[spoiler:After killing Atiq and Mussarat, the guards realize Zunaira must aming is most likely among the crowd witnessing the executions... a crowd of women in the stadium... all of them wearing almost ide tical very similar burkas]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Mussarat and Atiq are both executed after the former switches places with Zunaira, allowing her to escape and get a second chance at life.]]


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* DefrostingIceKing: Although he already had doubts about the Taliban government, Zunaira's incarceration and death penalty makes grow more sympathetic towards his prisoners, to the point that he cries for the first time in a long time and let's her escape.


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* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: [[spoiler:After killing Atiq and Mussarat, the guards realize Zunaira must aming the crowd of women in the stadium... all of them wearing almost ide tical burkas]].

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Atiq, who already seemed to doubt, starts questioning the Taliban and their justice.


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* KangarooCourt: We don't get to see Zunaira's trial, but one may guess it was quite expeditive. As Atiq investigates, it becomes apparent that Mohsen's death was an accident, but that no Taliban cares about that. A guilty woman is needed for the public executions that are supposed to provide entertainment before a football match.
* SadistShow: Death penalty in Kabul is performed in a football stadium before a match.


Early in the film, Atiq leads a woman from his jail to a lapidation place. Mohsen is present and throws a stone at her. He then feels guilty about that.

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Early in the film, Atiq leads a woman from his jail to a lapidation place. Mohsen is present and throws a stone at her. He then feels guilty about that.
that. Later he accidently dies while fighting with his angry wife, who is condemned to death and jailed under Atiq's guard.


* CrapsackWorld: See DoubleStandard for a start. In general people can do almost nothing, and death penalty (preferably on women) seems to be the main distraction.

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* CrapsackWorld: See DoubleStandard for a start. In general people can do almost nothing, and death penalty public executions (preferably on women) seems seem to be the main distraction.


* Atiq wards a jail for women. His wife Mussarat is very sick.

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* Atiq wards a jail for women. His wife Mussarat is very sick.dying from cancer.


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Early in the film, Atiq leads a woman from his jail to a lapidation place. Mohsen is present and throws a stone at her. He then feels guilty about that.


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** On screen whenever in the street women all look the same and are mostly silent. Men on the other hand have diverse designs.


* FullBodyDisguise

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* FullBodyDisguiseFullBodyDisguise: When she borrows her neighbour's full-body veil, Zunaira is mistaken for her. Later [[spoiler:Mussarat and her switch their veils, and Mussarat is executed in her stead]].


* CrapsackWorld
* DoubleStandard

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* CrapsackWorld
CrapsackWorld: See DoubleStandard for a start. In general people can do almost nothing, and death penalty (preferably on women) seems to be the main distraction.
* DoubleStandardDoubleStandard: Women can't go out of their house without a full-body veil. In fact they don't seem to have any rights, and justice is super harsh to them. It is suggested that men can repudiate their wife quite easily, but the other way around isn't possible.

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''The Swallows of Kabul'' (French: ''Les Hirondelles de Kaboul'') is a 2019 French animated film directed by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobé Mévellec. It is an adaption of the novel of the same name by Yasmina Khadra.

As the title suggests the story is set in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, which is controlled by the Taliban. The main characters are two couples:
* Atiq wards a jail for women. His wife Mussarat is very sick.
* Mohsen and Zunaira have met as students and are educated. Zunaira is very angry as everything is forbidden in the Taliban regime.

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!!The Swallows of Kabul contains examples of the following tropes:
* CrapsackWorld
* DoubleStandard
* FullBodyDisguise
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