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Nema-ye Nazdik
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30 October 1991 (France) See more »
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Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Close-up Review d: Abbas Kiarostami
 (From Alt Film Guide. 4 April 2011, 3:29 PM, PDT)

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An Iranian Cinematic Masterpiece See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Hossain Sabzian ... Himself

Mohsen Makhmalbaf ... Himself
Abolfazl Ahankhah ... Himself
Mehrdad Ahankhah ... Himself
Monoochehr Ahankhah ... Himself
Mahrokh Ahankhah ... Herself
Nayer Mohseni Zonoozi ... Herself
Ahmad Reza Moayed Mohseni ... Family Friend
Hossain Farazmand ... Reporter
Hooshang Shamaei ... Taxi Driver
Mohammad Ali Barrati ... Soldier
Davood Goodarzi ... Sergeant
Haj Ali Reza Ahmadi ... Judge
Hassan Komaili ... Court Recorder
Davood Mohabbat ... Court Recorder

Abbas Kiarostami ... Himself

Directed by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
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Abbas Kiarostami 

Produced by
Ali Reza Zarrin .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Ali Reza Zarrindast 
 
Film Editing by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
Makeup Department
Farima Zand-Pour .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hassan Agha Karimi .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Ahmad Asgari .... sound
Mahammad Haghighi .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ali Reza Mirzaei .... camera operator
 

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Also Known As:
"Nema-ye Nazdik" - Iran (original title)
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98 min
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 1991 (#05).See more »
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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
An Iranian Cinematic Masterpiece, 8 March 2005
Author: weston_luca_liggett from Chicago, IL

Nothing short of a masterpiece. Not for everyone's tastes. Discerning viewers tired of all the Hollywood tripe should definitely check out this low key but highly accomplished work about the amorphous quality of identity and the untrustworthy nature of celebrity. A film that will grow more and more important as the years go by.

The film's limited production values may turn off even the most discerning of viewers. Don't fear. It's just one of the many refreshing aspects about Kiarostami's "Close Up."

One of the best films of the nineties that people have never seen according to the stats here at IMDb.

Ten out of Ten.

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