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Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A great way to re-visit Iran See more (3 total) »

Cast

 
Ezzatolah Entezami ... Dabiri
Bita Farahi ... Mahshid
Sedigheh Kianfar ... Nurse of hamoun's grandmother
Turan Mehrzad ... Mahshid's Mother
Jalal Moghadam ... Dr.Samavati
Fathali Oveisi ... Dr.Surush
Amrollah Saberi ... Hamoun's Chief
Hossein Sarshar ... Salimi
Khosro Shakibai ... Hamid Hamoon
Anik Shefrazian ... Hamoun's Grandmother
Asadollah Yekta ... Little Man

Directed by
Dariush Mehrjui 
 
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Dariush Mehrjui 

Produced by
Dariush Mehrjui .... producer
 
Original Music by
Naser Cheshmazar 
 
Cinematography by
Turaj Mansuri 
 
Film Editing by
Hassan Hassandoost 
 
Makeup Department
Abdollah Eskandari .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Asghar Shahverdi .... sound recordist
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Faryar Javaherian .... costumes
Zhila Mehrjui .... costumes
 
Music Department
Khachik Babaian .... violin
Johann Sebastian Bach .... theme by
Naser Cheshmazar .... composer: theme music
 
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Parvaneh Partow .... script supervisor
 

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120 min
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'Bita Farrahi ' met Dariush Mehrjui at a party and Mehrjui chose her to appear in this movie.See more »
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Hamid Hamoon:[voiceover] I dream I'm at the seaside, going somewhere with known and unknown people.
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8 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A great way to re-visit Iran, 21 October 2006
Author: sandhillwi from United States

HAMOUN is a wonderful visual and sound voyage to Tehrani streets and neighborhoods, the Alborz Mountains and the Caspian seashore. To one having left Iran in 1980, the film's places, people and language were wonderfully familiar and increased my desire to return.

The manner in which people's lives have been changed since the revolution appears to be somewhat minimal. The scene in which the tea man immediately brought the glass of tea and sugar to Hamid with polite utterances to no acknowledged response shows little change from the "old days." The chador worn by Hamid's wife could be new, or not; the fact she drove alone is unchanged.

I didn't get the story, but everything else made it very worthwhile.

HAMOUN made a former rather long time US expatriate in Iran very homesick.

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