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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
Khodabakhsh Defaei ...
Teacher (as Kheda Barech Defai)
Iran Outari ...
Mother
Ait Ansari ...
Father
Sadika Taohidi ...
Perzian Neighbour
Biman Mouafi ...
Ali, a neighbour
Ali Djamali ...
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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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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A meditation on life's simplicity
13 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

A true masterpiece. When I watched it in 2015, 28 years after the movie was made, I am ashamed of my time wasted watching Hollywood movies, which had no substance. I watched movies when it was box office hits. This movie showed me what life is, what movie making is all about, how to tell a story. I felt human life to my bare bones. I feel I'm human again. The slow moving pace of the movie , is amazingly engaging, as I was absorbed in the child's journey as if it my own. I wish more parents, teachers and elders would watch it. In this age, we lack empathy, hence we lost touch with our human values. This movie is a masterpiece.


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