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The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
"Bad ma ra khahad bord" (original title)

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Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

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Cast

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Behzad Dorani ...
Engineer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noghre Asadi
Roushan Karam Elmi
Shahpour Ghobadi
Reihan Heidari
Masood Mansouri
Ali Reza Naderi
Frangis Rahsepar
Masoameh Salimi
Farzad Sohrabi
Lida Soltani
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Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

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24 November 1999 (France)  »

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$21,417 (USA) (28 July 2000)

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$213,253 (USA) (24 November 2000)
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Trivia

The title is a reference to a poem written by Iranian famous modern female poet Forough Farrokhzad. See more »

Goofs

When the engineer is driving back from the mountain, he stops and picks up someone who is walking down the road and starts talking to him, but when the camera shows the car from long shot for the first time, there is no one in the car other than the engineer. See more »

Quotes

Engineer: Hurry up. Get in.
Farzad: I can't come now.
Engineer: Why?
Farzad: I need one more answer for the exam.
Engineer: What is it?
Farzad: The fourth question.
Engineer: You don't know the answer?
Farzad: No.
Engineer: Why?
Farzad: Because I don't.
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... an artful exploration of life. Terrific!
19 June 2003 | by (Tampa FL) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful film that celebrates life and culture. It is entirely devoted to the Forough Farrokhzad poem (cited below / I've marked it for stanza; but not for line changes), which serves as it nucleus and core.

[Stanza 1] In my small night, alas, The wind has an appointment with the trees, In my small night there is fear of devastation.

[Stanza 2] Listen. Do you hear the dark wind whispering? I look upon this bliss with alien eyes I am addicted to my sorrow Listen. Do you hear the dark wind whispering?

[Stanza 3] Now something is happening in the night The moon is red and agitated And the roof may cave in at any moment.

[Stanza 4] The clouds have gathered like a bunch of mourners And seem to be waiting for the moment of rain.

[Stanza 5] A moment And after it, nothing. Beyond this window the night trembles And the earth Will no longer turn. Beyond this window an enigma worries for you and for me.

[Stanza 6] Oh you who are so verdant Place your hands like a burning memory in my hands. And leave your lips that are warm with life To the loving caresses of my lips. The wind will carry us away, The wind will carry us away.

Enjoy it with an open and rested mind. The style is minimalist for action and words, and panoramic for scenery. It's an artful exploration of life where the viewer has to glue the pieces together, from city group's arrival and to their take-away from the experience. Details count. Don't miss any of them.


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