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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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By making 'Hamooun', Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui has crafted one of the most powerful portraits of intellectuals in Iran. See more (4 total) »


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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By making 'Hamooun', Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui has crafted one of the most powerful portraits of intellectuals in Iran., 30 June 2015
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from Paris, France

In many ways Mr.Dariush Mehrjui can be called one of the most mature directors of Iranian cinema.The maturity element in his films comes from his profound knowledge of philosophy.It is his familiarity with philosophical themes which enabled him to gain international recognition much ahead of other Iranian directors of international repute namely Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf.One of his earlier films Gaav (The Cow) was voted one of the best Iranian films.In later years,it was dethroned to make room for Hamoun in 1990. It was also crowned the best Iranian film of all times.Hamoun is a challenging portrayal of difficult lives led by an Iranian intellectual couple who is unable to live in harmony.The film starts with some brilliantly shot dream like sequences which are repeated at regular intervals.What happens when a dream is over and one is forced to live a difficult life ? It is the answer to this question which awaits patient viewers in Hamoun which boasts of a meaningful, well nuanced acting performance by late Iranian actor Khosro Shakibai (1944-2008)

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