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A Moment of Innocence (1996)
"Nun va Goldoon" (original title)

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A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.

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Mirhadi Tayebi ...
The Policeman
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The Director
Ali Bakhsi ...
The Young Policeman
Ammar Tafti ...
The Young Director
Maryam Mohamadamini ...
The Young Woman
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A forty year old ex-cop goes to Tehran to meet with the director Makmalbaf and act in his latest film. Twenty years ago the director had wounded the policeman with a knife in an attempt to disarm him to take his gun. The filmmaker, who fought against the Shah's regime, was arrested and spent several years in prison. So, today, he proposes to man to reconstruct the story cinematically: each of them will choose a guy to play their roles. The boys chosen take things very seriously and, in the end, will not fight, but rather, will offer one another... the bread and flowers! Written by aa

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A Matter of Innocence  »

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$3,997 (USA) (12 November 1999)

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$37,598 (USA) (7 July 2000)
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A masterpiece
9 January 2000 | by (KL Malaysia) – See all my reviews

This is the greatest among the dozen or so Makhmalbaf titles I have seen. I was stunned that a movie so thematically complex (politics, history, redemption, etc.) can be conveyed with a superb lightness of touch. When you watch it, you really feel like you're watching a comedy. Only gradually does the movie reveal its many layers, culminating in a final freeze-frame that might be the BEST in all of cinema. More people should watch this movie! (It's certainly a lot more fun than anything by Abbas Kiarostami - a man who is more of a moral philosopher than a film-maker per se).


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