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Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life. When out with her friends, she’s a regular Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. When her father catches her alone with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their peers, Nisha’s parents send her to live with her extended family in a small town in Pakistan. There, Nisha must adapt to a rigid culture that denies her the freedoms she once enjoyed.
“As the Norwegian snow gives way to sunbaked Pakistani desert on screen, you’ll feel a tug between the awful and the artful” — Bob Mondello, NPR’s All Things Considered
“The quiet psychological terror and the simple, blunt manner in which it was shown stole my breath.” — April Wolfe, Village Voice