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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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  (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
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-18 | France:U | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud)
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Follows Gabbeh (1996)See more »


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Sokout is a silence of TAJIK people, 21 October 2006
Author: Gravitino from Italy

A little blind Tajik boy each day comes late to his job. The reason is his joy of life: The voice of around. He likes to listen to the music of nature, he likes to be as other people to see it. Unfortunately it costs high in his life. He loses his job, just because he loves music. The owner of the house where boy and his mother live tell them to free the apartment and they remain without anything. But boy continues to enjoy the life... The movie makes hearts ache. The song which I liked in this movie so much was "Charo hargiz namepursi?" (Why you never ask?) of Daler Nazarov which performed very well by Oleg Fezov. I recommend this movie to watch for all those who love the life!

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