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Desiderium (1978)
"Sooteh-Delan" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance
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Desiderium lyrically charts the hapless loves of a three brother: Majid, they young handicapped brother with a deformed head falls in love with Aghdas, a prostitute hired by his eldest ... See full summary »

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Majid Dokaleh
Jamshid Mashayekhi ...
Habib Agha Zoroof-chi
Fakhri Khorvash ...
Forough Zaman
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Aghdas
Akbar Meshkin ...
Pharmacist
Rogheyeh Chehreh-Azad ...
Majid's Mother
Saeed Nikpoor ...
Karim
Jahangir Forouhar ...
Doctor
Minoo Abrishami ...
The Tout
Atash Khayyer ...
Zinat al Sadat
Saeed Amir Soleymani
Esfandiar Mavandadi
Abdollah Yaghuti
Mahmoud Basiri
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Desiderium lyrically charts the hapless loves of a three brother: Majid, they young handicapped brother with a deformed head falls in love with Aghdas, a prostitute hired by his eldest brother Habib to entertain him, not knowing the truth about her profession. Karim, the middle brother is so infatuated with a quail that he almost completely ignores his wife and her emotions. Habib himself is in love with Foroogh, a tailor lady who lives with them, while his sense of responsibility about Majid keeps him from requiting her affections. Written by Ramin S. Khanjani

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one of the best Persian movies
6 May 2011 | by (Iran) – See all my reviews

First I watched this movie when I was about 10 years old. After watching again after about 12 years I see that I understood nothing that time. I just remembered some scenes also I knew how it would end.

We can see a lot about Persian traditions in this movie like other works of Ali Hatami. Old houses and families live together. And also couples who eat food in the same plate. I don't think anybody live like this in Iran now. Behrouz Vosoughi was amazing. A different act as a crazy brother. Scenes where he is talking to himself are great.

Great Dialogues is an important characteristics of Hatami's movies. I love dialogs of this movie.


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