MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,857 this week

Mother (1991)
"Madar" (original title)

 -  Drama
8.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 2,271 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

How a mother acts in the hardest parts of her, and her children's lives.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 30 Sep 2010
 
a list of 27 titles
created 04 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 22 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 29 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 29 Sep 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Mother" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mother (1991)

Mother (1991) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mother.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Border Café (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

"Cafe Transit" depicts an independent-minded widow who bucks tradition to run her dead husband's truck stop café.

Director: Kambuzia Partovi
Stars: Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Parviz Parastui, Nikos Papadopoulos
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Stars: Akbar Abdi, Morteza Ahmadi, Dariush Arjmand
Bi pooli (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A haughty acclaimed newly married fashion designer named Iraj is shown the door by his boss after the boss's son arrives at Iran to take over his father's company. Iraj reluctant to ... See full summary »

Director: Hamid Nematollah
Stars: Siamak Ansari, Babak Hamidian, Leila Hatami
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Tehran mullah-in-training struggles to take care of his ailing wife and their children in this profoundly moving melodrama. A film of near-universal appeal, it puts a human face on Iran's... See full summary »

Director: Homayoun Assadian
Stars: Negar Javaherian, Behrouz Shaibi, Javad Ezati
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Golrokh an Iranian lady who is a talented author struggles to settle her presumably disloyal but amorous husband's debts that his business partner has caused and left him to bear the ... See full summary »

Director: Bahram Beizai
Stars: Mozhdeh Shamsai, Majid Mozaffari, Reza Kianian
Shabhaye Barareh (2005–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Set in late 40s in Iran. When a politically exiled man (Ansari) meets strange rural people with weird actions and accents in a village called Barareh.

Stars: Siamak Ansari, Behnoosh Bakhtiari, Shaghayegh Dehghan
The Tenants (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Stars: Akbar Abdi, Ezzatolah Entezami, Farimah Farjami
Hezar dastan (1978–1987)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

What one would have to face the remember his old times of wickedness

Stars: Jamshid Mashayekhi, Ezzatolah Entezami, Davoud Rashidi
Toughi (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

There is an old saying in Farsi, "if you catch a Toughi to keep, it will bring bad omens to the members of the family". ...And that's what happens to a very close nit family when Toghi is ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Hatami
Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Nasser Malekmotei, Afarin Obeisi
Narenji Poush (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Stars: Hamed Behdad, Homayoun Ershadi, Kianoosh Gerami
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Rahman (Parviz Parastuyi) falls in love with a Christan woman from Lebanon. She was a Christan but she becomes Muslim before her second meeting with Rahman. So he decides to marry her.

Director: Maziar Miri
Stars: Parviz Parastui, Davood Fathali Beigi, Darine Hamze
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Because of him being in strange positions and situations, a man is several times mistaken as other, usually famous people; and now must explain himself to a judge as he has been arrested for impersonation.

Stars: Siamak Ansari, Alireza Khamse, Mehran Modiri
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Rogheyeh Chehreh-Azad ...
Mother
Mohamad Ali Keshavarz ...
Mohammad Ebrahim
Farimah Farjami ...
Mah Monir / The young mother
Amin Tarokh ...
Jalaeddin / The young father
Akbar Abdi ...
Gholamreza
Hamid Jebeli ...
Mehdi
Jamshid Hashempur ...
Jamal
Hossein Kazbian ...
Bagher
Hamideh Kheirabadi ...
Tooba
Mahbubeh Bayat ...
Mahin
Akram Mohammadi ...
Mah Tal'at
Mohammad Abhari ...
The cop
Mahmoud Basiri ...
The cobbler
Mir Salah Hosseini ...
The butcher
Mahmood Lotfi ...
Tall guy plays with Golamreza in the street
Edit

Storyline

The film progresses alonge two distinct but interwoven series of events. The first series involves young members of a family who have gathered round their old mother and revive their common childhood memories. the second line focusses on the old woman's preparations for her last journey and her joyous cooperation in arranging for the ceremonies that are to be observed after her death. Written by Jerome

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Matka  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Masterpiece
25 May 2005 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, 'Madar' or 'Mother' is the best Persian movie of all times. The beautiful text written by Hatami and excellent performances along with the touching sensational story makes a masterpiece that only Hatami was able to make. The movie is very deeply dependent to Persian culture that can be considered as a typical Persian classical cultural piece of art. Maybe the only drawbacks of the movie are its high dependence to Persian culture which makes it almost impossible to be watched by non Persians, and its heavy kind of old literature which makes it even hard to understand for some Persian people. However, I love both of these features of it. I love it all, everything in it and every moment of it. I do not think there will be any better Persian movie in future too as there have not been so far.


25 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Mother (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?