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Shaghayeh Djodat ...
Gabbeh
Hossein Moharami ...
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Rogheih Moharami ...
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Parvaneh Ghalandari
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An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two clean the rug. This young woman belongs to the clan whose history is depicted in the design of the gabbeh, and the rug recounts the story of the courtship of the young woman by a stranger from the clan. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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$37,818 (USA) (27 June 1997)

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$273,967 (USA) (8 August 1997)
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Every scene is pure magic...
28 December 1999 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

GABBEH is so magical, colorful and involving that it makes me feel like a child listening a "once upon a time" story. The film is superb. Every scene is pure magic. At the end, you feel like you were dreaming: a beautiful shining dream. Don't worry if you want to see again and again again... See it now - if it's possible. 10/10


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