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 »
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"
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 »
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 »
I went to see this film only to support the independent industry, but ended up truly enjoying the movie. The characters are memorable, the story itself is wonderful, the acting is superb, and the music is just the icing on the cake. This movie makes me want to connect with others, and apparently the other viewers felt the same as we were all discussing the message afterwords.
For a film of this magnitude to be someone's first film is truly astonishing. Kayvan has amazing talent and yet is humble.
...the most important thing your elders can give you is their words, their stories, pieces of their hearts.
Are you going to be a Keeper?
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