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10 February 1999 (France) See more »
Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family. | Add synopsis »
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Hossein Abedini ... Mehrollah's friend
Mohammad Kasebi ... Father
Parivash Nazarieh ... Mother
Hassan Sadeghi ... Mehrollah

Directed by
Majid Majidi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Majid Majidi 
Mehdi Shojai 

Produced by
Reza Shirazi .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mohammad Reza Aligholi 
Cinematography by
Mohsen Zolnavar 
Film Editing by
Hassan Hassandoost 
Set Decoration by
Behzad Kazzazi 
Sound Department
Mohammad Reza Delpak .... sound mixer
Yadollah Najafi .... sound recordist
Other crew
François Vila .... press agent

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Also Known As:
"Pedar" - Iran (original title)
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96 min


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Early promise from Majidi, 10 July 2013
Author: trivium105 from United Kingdom

I am a fan of Majid Majidi and have been watching his work in reverse chronological order. Much like other Iranian directors, his early work shows great promise and is very enjoyable, but is clearly not up to the standard of his later work.

Pedar is a good enough film, enjoyable story, fine acting, the usual nice settings and camera work from Majidi. However, where it falls below his later work in standard is (just like The Color of Paradise)the lack of subtlety and nuances in this film ; it is overly-emotional and arguably melodramatic in places. People show their emotions by shouting and screaming in this film, which is a slightly coarse way of portraying their feelings. Majidi's later works, such as the great Willow Tree, offer a greater depth.

A good film, which was followed by better ones.

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