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The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005)

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Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in... See full summary »

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Kamran
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Malikshah
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Imam Muaffak (as Rade Sherbedgia)
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Miss Sangorski
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Hassan Sabbah
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Darya
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Timmy
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Nader
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Little Omar
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Mansour's Boss
Furkal Fayziev ...
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Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in his family from one generation to another, and now it is his responsibility to keep the story alive for future generations. The film takes us from the modern day to the epic past where the relationship between Omar Khayyam, Hassan Sabbah (the original creator of the sect of Assassins) and their mutual love for a beautiful woman separate them from their eternal bond of friendship. Filmed almost entirely on location in Samarkand and Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Written by Kayvan Mashayekh, Writer/Director "The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam"

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Love, Destiny, Faith.....eternal truths from a genius with the soul of a poet


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Rated PG for violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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10 June 2005 (USA)  »

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$10,476 (USA) (24 June 2005)

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$224,512 (USA) (5 May 2006)
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The shipping company lost six days' worth of unprocessed film after it left Uzbekistan and miraculously "relocated" it one day later in London. See more »

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The Alalamut (Aluh Amut) Castle, center of operation of Hassan-e-Sabah is actually 670 miles (1048 Kilometers) away from Nishapur (Nishabur) the capital of Malik Shah. See more »

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The Legend of Omar Khayyam
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Every family needs a Keeper
17 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night in San Diego and was truly enthralled by it. As I am not an Omar Khayyam scholar, the details of whether the story is accurate, has enough Persian language in it, etc. are not important. Those people went to the movie expecting to learn all about Omar Khayyam. They missed the point of the movie, which is that we need to pass on the best parts of our cultures to our children. Why is a story important in a culture? There is a quote in the movie about how we remember the things that touch us in the heart. This movie is about Omar K., but it is more about how we should cherish our literature, stories, cultures. It gave me the same feelings that I had when seeing Roots for the first time. As for the acting Vanessa Redgrave is amazing, and so is the little boy who plays Kamran. As for the scenery, music, editing - I haven't seen anything better this year.


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