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  (in credits order)
Ebrahim Abadi
Dariush Asadzade (as Daryush Assadzadeh)
Firouz Behjat-Mohamadi ... Memorial Sign Rental (as Firouz Behjat Mohammadi)
Valiyollah Shirandami ... Homayouni - The Actor (as Vali Shirandami)
Hossein Kazbian ... Abdollah (The Servant)
Reza Kianian ... Dr. Arasteh (The Attorney)
Mahtaj Nojoomi ... Bahman's Sister
Parivash Nazarieh ... Farzaneh

Roya Nonahali ... Woman Hitch-Hiker
Bahman Farmanara ... Bahman Farjami
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohammad Khatami ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Bahman Farmanara 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bahman Farmanara 

Produced by
Morteza Shayesteh .... producer
Fazlollah Yousefpour .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ahmad Pezhman  (as Ahmad Pejman)
Cinematography by
Mahmoud Kalari 
Film Editing by
Abbas Ganjavi 
Production Design by
Zhila Mehrjui 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manfred Esmaeily .... first assistant director (as Manfred Essmaili)
Sound Department
Parviz Abnar .... sound

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Also Known As:
"Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine" - , USA (original subtitled version)
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Canada:93 min

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Director Bahman Farmanara's first film in 20 years since the establishment of the Islamic regime in Iran.See more »
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006)See more »


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Interesting but probably not to everyone's taste, 3 September 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This film was one of the first by the director in over twenty years. It seemed that he had run afoul of Iran's Revolutionary Guard and he was banned from making films--his permits being rejected again and again. I have no idea why he was suddenly allowed to make films, but I'd sure like to know why he was denied the right to make films as well as why he didn't leave the country in order to make movies.

Oddly, this film seems to be autobiographical--with the director also playing the leading character--a man exactly like the director himself. He is getting older and begins to contemplate his own death. Because he is so obsessed with his demise, this film is NOT recommended for seriously depressed people, as it might push them over the edge! Plus, many non-depressed people will no doubt dislike the somber and sad mood throughout most of the film. Frankly, it made me feel pretty awful watching it.

However, near the end, this very conventional film becomes very unconventional--with some surreal sequences about death that are somewhat reminiscent of a Berman film. Here is where the film excels, though waiting for these segments is a bit of a chore. As a result of this and the tone of the film, this is an interesting film that is probably not to everyone's taste.

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