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Nassereddin Shah, Actor-e Cinema (1992)

Mirza Ebrahim Khan, travels past in time to introduce cinematography to the previous king who can afford to pay for the new industry. But Nasser-e-din Shah takes an interest in the actress ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Akbar Abdi ...
Malijak
Morteza Ahmadi
Dariush Arjmand ...
Amir Kabir
Ezzatolah Entezami ...
Nassereddin Shah / Mozzaffaeddin Shah / Mash Hasan
Jahangir Forouhar
Mehdi Hashemi ...
Akkas bashi
Mohamad Ali Keshavarz ...
Farrash bashi
Parvaneh Massoumi
Fatemah Motamed-Aria ...
Golnaar
Mahaya Petrossian ...
Soboli
Moharram Zaynalzadeh
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Mirza Ebrahim Khan, travels past in time to introduce cinematography to the previous king who can afford to pay for the new industry. But Nasser-e-din Shah takes an interest in the actress starring "Dokhtare Lor" movie and becomes an actor. Written by Kourosh Ghaniyoun

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Simply brilliant
25 March 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This meditation on cinema and censorship is astounding. Contemporary black and white footage is interspersed with clips from older films, though sometimes the transition is so seamless one can't tell when one ends and the other begins. Crude special effects are used to create a surreal atmosphere that owes a tremendous debt to Luis Bunuel, particularly Exterminating Angel and Un Chien Andalou. There's also a Kubrick tribute towards the end of the film. No amount of exposition will prepare you for this film, which truly has to be seen to be believed. Highest rating and recommendation.


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