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Strangers (2000)

 -  Drama  -  22 June 2001 (USA)
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Kaveh, a young man from America, walks the roads of southern Iran searching for Dehdari, his recently deceased and estranged father's childhood home. Abdul Reza, a thirty year old truck ... See full summary »

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Kaveh Dalaki
Karim Kashani ...
Abdul Reza Borazjani
Amrollah Solati Dalaki ...
Old Man In Dehdari
Elyas Afzali ...
Caretaker
Iraj Behzadmanesh ...
Davan Man
Mashti Rostam Paymani ...
School Gatekeeper
Reza Farahmand ...
Abdul Reza's Father
Payam Parvinjah ...
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Parvin Arshadi ...
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Shokufeh Arshadi ...
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Sudabeh Arshadi ...
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Mrs. Houshmand ...
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Mrs. Yazdani ...
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Mohammad Yazdani ...
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Somayeh Yazdani ...
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Kaveh, a young man from America, walks the roads of southern Iran searching for Dehdari, his recently deceased and estranged father's childhood home. Abdul Reza, a thirty year old truck driver plagued by financial needs and family responsibilities, fixes his fatigued truck by the side of the road. Kaveh hires Abdul Reza as his guide, and together these two strangers embark on a three day journey that leads them from a tiny village, to an ancient graveyard and in search of a murderer. A journey of conflicts and juxtapositions that forces Kaveh deeper into the past, towards peace and forgiveness. Written by Anonymous

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22 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie influenced to some extent from the earlier (and some later) Abbas Kiarostami works, is a personal tale of an American born Iranian young man who travels in Iran in search of his family history and his identity. Poetic and philosophical at times, it has some very nice cinematographic shots, the long shots of the lake, the mountains and the roads with the silence accompanying them, are very calming and deep.

Having not lived the same experience as Bahrani and all the emerging Iranian directors who are at a certain age and phase in their lives discovering their Iranian roots, I really enjoyed the movie, especially that I felt Bahrani has indeed found his roots, and he actually is more Iranian than he thinks he is (as he was questioning it in the movie).

The last scene is very strong, and successful.


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