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Ten sequences examine the emotional lives of women at significant junctures.

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Ten, the latest film by Iranian master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, focuses on ten conversations between a female driver in Tehran and the passengers in her car. Her exchanges with her young son, a jilted bride, a prostitute, a women on her way to prayer and others, shed light on the lives and emotions of these women whose voices are seldom heard. Written by Stephen Kirkham

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$10,559 (USA) (7 March 2003)

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$105,656 (USA) (6 June 2003)
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2000s (#10). See more »

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Car windows, both driver's and passenger's, vary between being closed, part-open or open between shots. See more »

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Prostitute: [to a Married woman] You are wholesailers. We are retailers.
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Walking In The Air
Written and Performed by Howard Blake
© Chester Music Limited represented by Première Music Group
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intriguing, exploratory and honest
6 October 2002 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Ten is an intriguing movie. Kiarostami explores the abilities of digital camera by mounting it at just two fixed angles on the dashboard of a car, showing us almost only the driver's and the passenger's faces. Such a stationary structure surprises by its moving content, which takes shape as the movie unfolds.

The driver is a young Iranian divorcée, recently remarried, whose conversations with a son, sisters, a young and an old woman makes up the ten episodes of the movie.

The performance taken from the kid is astonishingly natural, and other characters also appear to be just playing their everyday lives. Kiarostami opens an eye through the little gap of its two fixed digital cameras on the mundane facts of the Iran's capital life as experienced by a typical middle-class woman. The plots are so natural no one can find a better way of experiencing the knotted, contradictory complexity of such a woman's life in Iran from outside. The flow is of the scenes is smooth and the dialogues are, at least to the Iranian audience, courageous and funny, though familiar at the same time. It's a movie worth watching more than once.


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