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Release Date:
9 September 1998 (France) See more »
Everyday, 10-year old Khorsid takes the bus to his work at an instrument maker's shop and everyday something unexpected happens. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Beyond movie, this is poetry, art, beauty. See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Directed by
Mohsen Makhmalbaf 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mohsen Makhmalbaf  writer

Produced by
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Cinematography by
Ebrahim Ghafori 
Film Editing by
Mohsen Makhmalbaf 
Production Management
Mohamad Ahmadi .... executive manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Samira Makhmalbaf .... assistant director
Art Department
Mohsen Makhmalbaf .... set designer
Sound Department
Behroz Shahamat .... sound
Other crew
Hana Makhmalbaf .... script supervisor
Marzieh Makhmalbaf .... assistant to director (as Marzieh Meshkini)
Akbar Meshkini .... assistant to director

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Also Known As:
"Sokout" - Iran (original title)
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76 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Follows Gabbeh (1996)See more »


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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Beyond movie, this is poetry, art, beauty., 28 October 2001
Author: farhidh from Utah, USA

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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