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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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12 June 1997 (Netherlands)  »

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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 Fantastic Exploration of Memory and History
23 April 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Makhmalbaf has arguably created one of the MOST interesting films I have seen in my entire life.

Casting young men unexperienced in acting to portray himself and the policemen he stabbed when he was 17, the director separates himself and his young self from the policemen and his; they separately train the actors portraying themselves 20 years earlier during an anti-Shah demonstration.

Culminating in the showdown between the young actors, the truths behind the situation unbeknownst to both director and policemen become evident. An extremely powerful film, and I advise you to stop at nothing to view it.


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