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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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Miss Taylor
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Timmy
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Nader
Daniel Black ...
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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$10,476 (USA) (24 June 2005)

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$224,512 (USA) (5 May 2006)
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Kayvan Mashayekh had just arrived on a location scout for the film in Morocco on 11 September 2001. After returning to the US a week later, no one would talk to him about his project for one year and all financial backers withdrew support. 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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From Here To Beyond
Performed by Shani Rigsbee
Written by Shani Rigsbee
Published by Cherokee Charm Music (ascap)
Courtesy of Cherokee Music Group
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A very skewed version of truth
13 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie in itself is not that bad. But the objection that I have is the way Omar was portrayed. The type of poetry written by Omar and many other Persian poets which use the terminology of wine, cup, intoxication, love, beloved and so forth are metaphors. Unfortunately, this movie looks at it from a literal point of view and assumes getting drunk results from drinking intoxicants and not from getting drunk when the love of God is poured into one's heart (a concept that rarely anyone can relate to). Omar like many other Persian mystics may not have believed in God the way Muslims at their time did. For them the concept of creator was not something imaginary (blind faith) but something that needed to be researched with love, devotion, and sincerity to be grasped. Unfortunately many Iranians who have come to hate the religion of Islam due to what has happened in Iran since the revolution are now trying to appreciate their heritage by analyzing them without the element of religion.


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