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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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Beauty does not need words, high-tech nor media See more (33 total) »

Cast

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

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.
Beauty does not need words, high-tech nor media, 7 November 2010
Author: dg-op from Los Girasoles, Chaclacayo, Lima, Perú.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf has done it with every movie he's made. Gabbeh is a major film where beauty is presented in the original language of filmmaking: music -not only the "human music", rather than the music from the sounds of nature- and images -"life is color", "love is color" is said just twice in the film, but the entire film is exactly that: life and love, which is just color-. The expressiveness of the landscape, the Iranian women's clothing and fabric are the main characters of the film. Because masterpieces do not need words, high-tech, major budgets, nor even a plot. 60 minutes of beauty, that's Gabbeh.

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