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Gabbeh -- A young woman torn between the traditions of her people and and the desire for her lover in this trailer

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25 June 1997 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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6 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Abbas Sayah ... Uncle
Shaghayeh Djodat ... Gabbeh
Hossein Moharami ... Old Man
Rogheih Moharami ... Old Woman
Parvaneh Ghalandari
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Directed by
Mohsen Makhmalbaf 
 
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Mohsen Makhmalbaf 

Produced by
Khalil Daroudchi .... producer
Khalil Mahmoudi .... producer
Mostafa Mirzakhani .... executive producer
Reza Shirazi .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Hossein Alizadeh 
 
Cinematography by
Mahmoud Kalari 
 
Film Editing by
Mohsen Makhmalbaf 
 
Casting by
Mostafa Mirzakhani 
 
Production Management
Mohamad Ahmadi .... production manager
Hamid Mana Gahri .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Abolfazi Alegheband .... assistant director
Behram Azimpour .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Mojtaba Mirtahmasb .... sound
Abbas Rastegarpour .... sound mixer
Behroz Shahamat .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mohamad Ahmadi .... set photographer
S. Asadi .... camera operator
B. Dorani .... camera operator
 
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Susan Jacobs .... publicist
Berouiz Rahmen .... location manager
 

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75 min | Japan:73 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Gabbeh - a real gem from Iran, 8 July 2009
Author: Bassam Kassab from United States

The most enchanting movie I have seen in a long time. Visually stunning and breathtaking, like a trip to a museum that is rich with colorful paintings. Many beautifully chanted songs and little dialog. The best Iranian movie I have seen. And on an international level, it's the most artistic, yet not boring. The story comes out in colors, songs, and little dialog (suitable for those who don't like reading sub-titles).

This movie marries a fiction story with a documentary about a tribe and their tradition to make Gabbeh, a hand-woven carpet. The screenplay is very original and unusual -- in a good way. It definitely does not follow the clear-cut Hollywood recipe. This might confuse some viewers but this movie would be seen as a gem by other viewers who enjoy creativity.

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