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Mother (1991)
"Madar" (original title)

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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
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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

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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.


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