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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

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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Trivia

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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Referenced in Life, and Nothing More... (1992) See more »

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Robert Osbourne is a Liar
25 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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

Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi said that "I always have this film in mind because of the director's profound perspective on filmmaking and its strange and distinct structure." Indeed, this film is quite good, and not surprisingly has found its way to a number of "top ten" lists.

If they don't already, colleges really need something like a "modern Iranian film" class. For most of my life, Iran has been seen as this terrible place. And it is films like these that show, regardless of whatever our governments may think, the people of Iran are a generally good people. We must not confuse the people of a country with the rhetoric of its leaders.


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