DUKHTAR (Daughter)

This intense survival flick (⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars, not rated) follows a mother and daughter on an escape from their tribe after a grieving father promises the 10-year-old girl to a tribal leader to settle a deadly blood feud. They convince a kind but reluctant young truck driver to smuggle them away, and he quickly grows attached to the magnetic young girl and the despairing mother. Strong character development drives this nail-biting race through the dangerous war-torn mountains of Pakistan. Rooting for the safety of the sweet girl, heroic trucker and vulnerable mother will have you on the edge of your seat. (St. Anthony Main)