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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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I For Iran: Hamoun
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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 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
Other crew
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 »
[first lines]
Hamid Hamoon:[voiceover] I dream I'm at the seaside, going somewhere with known and unknown people.
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23 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
A Hamlet-like Tale, 10 March 2003
Author: astutato from New York, USA

Hamoun, a.k.a. "The Desert," is a superior film that depicts the life of Hamid Hamoun - an educated, middle class man whose wife wishes to divorce him. The movie delves deep into this character's mind with constant dream sequences in which Hamid's contemplations flash before his eyes. Ultimately, this is an excellent psychological and emotional tale of one man's struggle against an onslaught of treachery and deceit.

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