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Abbas Kiarostami (writer)
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Release Date:
1 October 1999 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
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4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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... an artful exploration of life. Terrific! See more (39 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Abbas Kiarostami  writer

Produced by
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Abbas Kiarostami .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peyman Yazdanian 
 
Cinematography by
Mahmoud Kalari 
 
Film Editing by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
Production Management
Nathalie Kreuther .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nasrin Askari .... assistant director
Bahman Ghobadi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Nick Biscardi .... commentary recordist
Mohammad Reza Delpak .... sound designer
Mohammad Reza Delpak .... sound mixer
Houra Maleki .... sound editor
Jahangir Mirshekari .... sound
Mohamad Hassan Najm .... sound
 

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Also Known As:
"Bad ma ra khahad bord" - Iran (original title)
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Runtime:
118 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Australia:G (TV rating) | Hong Kong:I | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:U
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Trivia:
Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 1999 (#02).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Referenced in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)See more »

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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
... an artful exploration of life. Terrific!, 19 June 2003
Author: Bill Stoll (bill@billstoll.com) from Tampa FL

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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