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The Silence (1998)
"Sokout" (original title)

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Everyday, 10-year old Khorsid takes the bus to his work at an instrument maker's shop and everyday something unexpected happens.

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Tahmineh Normatova ...
Khorshid
Nadereh Abdelahyeva ...
Nadareh
Goibibi Ziadolahyeva ...
Khorshid's Mother
Araz M. Shirmohamadi
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Because of his special gift in identifying objects by the sounds they make, a blind young boy is employed as a string instrument tuner in a small village in Tajikistan. He may be blind but that does not mean he cannot see. On his way to work, he could tell the quality of the bread the young girls along the streets are peddling by simply touching their ware. His world is made more colorful and quaint because of his sensitivity to his surroundings. The only problem is that he is easily "tempted" by street musicians' performances and arrives late at work. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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9 September 1998 (France)  »

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$4,672 (USA) (12 November 1999)

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$32,898 (USA) (14 July 2000)
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Beyond movie, this is poetry, art, beauty.
28 October 2001 | by (Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

This is simply the most beautiful movie I've ever seen. It revitalized all my senses. It helps to have some information about the cultural background of the movie. The fact that it takes place in Tajikistan an X-soviet republic, of Iranian ethnicity and Persian language etc.


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