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The Deer (1974)
"Gavaznha" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1974 (Iran)
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Wounded by the police, a thief looks up his old friend in order to leave the proceeds of his theft with him. Instead, he finds that his friend is a drug addict. He sticks around to try and ... See full summary »

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Seyed
Faramarz Gharibian ...
Ghodrat
Nosrat Partovi
Garshasb Raoufi
Enayat Bakhshi
Parviz Fanizadeh
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Fahimeh Amouzandeh
Mahbubeh Bayat
Jahangir Forouhar
Nematollah Gorji
Mastaneh Jazayeri
Ali Akbar Mahdavifar
Manoocher Naderi
Saeed Pirdust
Amrollah Saberi
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Wounded by the police, a thief looks up his old friend in order to leave the proceeds of his theft with him. Instead, he finds that his friend is a drug addict. He sticks around to try and help his friend kick the habit; instead, both men are caught in a shootout with the police and... Written by Kaaveh

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In production the movie was called "Tir baran" but director later changed it to "Gavaznha". See more »

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A landmark movie in the Iranian film history
8 October 2006 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Gavaznha (The Deer) is the pinnacle of cinematic output of the frequent collaborators director Kimiai and actor Vosoughi. This was the seventh and last time that they worked together before parting ways in a very bitter way; Vosoughi emigrating to California while Kimiai still makes films in Iran. Neither of them could create anything near the success of this movie again. Gavazha is one of those films which will lose a lot to non-Iranian audiences as Kimiai's unique dialogue is very hard to translate to any other language. It was made before the Iranian revolution and was labelled a revolutionary film in its time. It was heavily censored and the tale of a anti-government insurgent on the run was changed to that of an armed robber on the run. The film is about true friendship and how far you would go to make sacrifices for your friends. The friends are Ghodrat "the bank robber" on the run and Seyed, a former athlete who has become a drug addict. Seyed, who before succumbing to addiction was in love with Ghodrat's sister, gives shelter to Ghodrat and Ghodrat tries to free Seyed from his miserable drug addiction. The dialogues between the two have become legendary in Iran and Vosoughi's performance is truly astonishing. A lovely film that recalls Midnight Cowboy and is a must for fans of Iranian cinema.


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