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The Apple (1998)
"Sib" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  19 February 1999 (USA)
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After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.

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After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.

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$15,207 (USA) (19 February 1999)

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$116,758 (USA) (25 June 1999)
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Samira Makhmalbaf makes her directorial debut at the tender age of just 17. She is not however the youngest director on record - that accolade belongs to Sydney Ling who was just 13 when he made Lex, the Wonder Dog (1973). See more »

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Disturbing, but amazing
11 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

SIB recreates the true story of twin 12-year-old daughters whose poor elderly father and blind mother kept locked away inside their small house for their entire lives without any playmates or visitors. The girls are released to experience the sweet joys and harsh dangers of the outside world. The actual family members involved in the case play themselves in the movie. On many levels, the ending is as poetic as it is disturbing.

SIB is a 1998 movie made in Iran. Aida Mohammadkhani, the lead child actress from the great Iranian film BADKONAKE SEFID, has a cameo in SIB as a girl in the playground.


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