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Khane-ye doust kodjast? (1987)

An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Babek Ahmed Poor ...
Ahmed
Ahmed Ahmed Poor ...
Mohamed Reda Nematzadeh
Kheda Barech Defai ...
Teacher
Iran Outari ...
Mother
Ait Ansari ...
Father
Sadika Taohidi ...
Perzian Neighbour
Biman Mouafi ...
Ali, a neighbour
Ali Djamali ...
Grandfather's Friend
Aziz Babai ...
Waiter
Nader Ghoulami ...
Property Owner
Akbar Mouradi ...
Old Man from Azerbaidjan
Teba Slimani ...
Husband
Mohammad Reza Parvaneh ...
Man Mistaken for Ali
Farahanka Brothers ...
Young Bou
Maria Chdjari ...
Girl who Stutters
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An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.

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21 March 1990 (France)  »

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Where is My Friend's House?  »

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1.66 : 1
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Babek Ahmed poor who starred as Ahmed apparently did not die in the 1990 earthquake as Robert Osborne said. He made movies afterwards. Not sure about Mohamed Reda Nematzadeh. He may also still be alive. Per the TCM showing of " The Story of Film: An Odyssey" See more »

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Grandfather's Friend: What I mean to say is, suppose the kid did nothing wrong. What would you do? What then?
Grandfather: I'd find an excuse and give him a beating every other week. So he wouldn't forget.
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Followed by Life, and Nothing More... (1992) See more »

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Short, sweet and kinda brilliant...!
1 June 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is a very enjoyable, slow-paced, yet uniquely enthralling movie. The plot is simple; a young boy must return a school notebook, taken by accident, to his classmate so he can do his homework for the next day. If his friend doesn't get it done he may be expelled. Immediately you are drawn into this simple task, seeing this child's often futile efforts to be acknowledged by the adults around him, empathizing with his difficulties.

A strange sense of foreboding begins to prevail as you await the outcome of his efforts. Will he complete his task and get home before dusk? Why is it so hard to get a straight answer from any of these adults?

The music is often enchanting and contributes much to the atmosphere. Personally I love the old blacksmith he runs into in the neighboring village. An old friendly man with a deep passion for making windows and doors. The life of the village and its history could be seen through the eyes of this old gent, but truly, the boy, has simply got to return this notebook!

If you want to chill out and watch a wonderful tale unfold over just 80 short minutes then go watch this movie. You won't be disappointed.


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