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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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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
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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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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
The greatest film of our time, 9 June 2006
Author: antcol8 from United States

A Russian nesting doll, a mise en abime, a mediation on the intense need to create, a riff on the impossibility of true "documentary", a loving snipe at the more ethnic or folklorical of the two great Iranian directors. A film where a can rolling down the street functions as a beautifully observed, understated poetic trope. A film that examines the whole notion of "image". A film that shows us the richness and depth of a society which we so often reduce to a series of negative clichés. A film with humor and compassion for all of its characters, but that doesn't bang you over the head with it. A radical approach to narrative which reconciles both post - narrative and post - post - narrative approaches to cinema. A film that makes you think, without slathering on any kind of "message". A film that brings up issues pertinent to film itself: questions of representation,storytelling, form, truth,etc. A freaking masterpiece!

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