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Life, and Nothing More... (1992)
"Zendegi va digar hich" (original title)

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After the earthquake of Guilan, the film director and his son, Puya, travel to the devastated area to search for the actors of the movie the director made there a few years ago, Khane-ye ... See full summary »

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Farhad Kheradmand ...
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Buba Bayour ...
Puya
Hocine Rifahi
Ferhendeh Feydi
Mahrem Feydi
Bahrovz Aydini
Ziya Babai
Mohamed Hocinerouhi
Hocine Khadem
Maassouma Berouana
Mohammad Reza Parvaneh
Chahrbanov Chefahi
Youssef Branki
Chahine Ayzen
Mohamed Bezdani
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After the earthquake of Guilan, the film director and his son, Puya, travel to the devastated area to search for the actors of the movie the director made there a few years ago, Khane-ye Doust Kodjast? (1987). In their search, they found how people who had lost everything in the earthquake still have hope and try to live life to the fullest. Written by Sam Tabibia <samtab@uclink.berkeley.edu>

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4 August 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

7/10 If I hadn't read a review or two this movie before watching, i would have been convinced this was a documentary. But it's not. It's a piece of fiction which comes across as a documentary. I am thinking of Orson Welles "War of the worlds" "After the 1990 earthquake in Iran that killed over 30,000 people, Kiarostami went to search for the stars of his previous film Where Is the Friend's Home?. This film is a semi-fictional work based on these events, shot in a documentary-style. It shows a director (played by Farhad Kheradmand) on this journey through the country in the aftermath of the earthquake." The movie puzzled me. Is the main actor a professional among amateurs. The acting (and I guess it is acting) doesn't come across as acting. my favourite moment comes during a sequence during which the lead speaks to two young girls doing their laundry in the open. That's because both of their houses have been destroyed due to the disaster. One of the girls seems more timid than the other. For a few moments there is a shy smile on her face. Is that acting? Looking forward to seeing more of this directors work.


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