I REALLY DON'T LIKE READING SUBTITLES, but this movie was worth it. If you would like to see what happens when a small group of Islamic fanatics take control of a country and rule it, this is the movie for you.
If you would like to feel glad that the United States and Great Britain had enough military might to remove the Taliban from power, this is the movie for you. If you'd like to see a demonstration of the goal of Islamic terrorists, watch this movie. This is what they hope to achieve in Afghanistan, in Iraq, and everywhere they can get a toehold. The lack of democracy and human rights is vividly portrayed.
The movie is not about bin Laden. Osama (the movie) is a composite of several true stories from Afghanistan, and the young starring actress herself was chased by the Taliban more than once. I didn't find that out until after the movie, but the authenticity spoke for itself.
The movie takes place in Afghanistan and was made shortly after the Taliban was defeated. The director and the actors are local Afghans and the film was shot on location.