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Review: 'Zinda Bhaag's' young Pakistanis dream of opportunity abroad
Review: 'Zinda Bhaag's' young Pakistanis dream of opportunity abroad

Young people looking to escape their surroundings have been a thematic staple of issue-conscious filmmakers around the world since Fellini's seriocomic masterpiece "I Vitelloni." Now Pakistani writer-directors Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi address their own country's significant population of twentysomethings itching to immigrate to the West in the feature "Zinda Bhaag," Pakistan's first submission for the foreign-language Oscar in half a century. Visions of international gold hang over the movie's trio of young, vibrant, lower-middle-class friends from bustling Lahore. For Khaldi (Khurram Pataras), Taambi (Zohaib) and Chitta (Salman Ahmed Khan), the...

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