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Film / A Letter to the President

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A 2017 Afghan drama directed by Roya Sadat as it follow a woman who is a low-level government official, who is imprisoned after accidentally killing a man while protecting a woman from village lords. Desperate, she writes a letter to the president to save herself.

The movie stars Leena Alam and Aziz Deldar.

It was submitted for the 90th Academy Awards but was not nominated.

Tropes for the film:

  • Accidental Murder: She accidentally kills her abusive husband after he attacks her while she is investigating her father-in-law.
  • Afghanistan: The setting of where the film takes place.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Karim is abusive to Soraya and is not happy with her job as a government official.
  • Domestic Abuse: Soraya is in abusive marriage with her husband, Karim, who she accidentally kills in self defense.