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18 September 2002 (Belgium) See more »
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Ten sequences examine the emotional lives of women at significant junctures. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mania Akbari ... Driver
Amin Maher ... Amin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kamran Adl
Roya Akbari ... Prostitute + Lover (as Roya Arabshahi)
Roya Arabshahi
Amene Moradi
Mandana Sharbaf
Katayoun Taleizadeh
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Directed by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
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Abbas Kiarostami 

Produced by
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Abbas Kiarostami .... producer
Caley Thomas .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
Film Editing by
Vahid Ghazi 
Abbas Kiarostami 
Bahman Kiarostami 
 
Production Management
Nicolas Girard Deltruc .... assistant production manager
Nathalie Kreuther .... executive in charge of production
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Morteza Tabatabaii .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Vahid Ghazi .... assistant editor
Bahman Kiarostami .... assistant editor
Mastaneh Mohajer .... assistant editor
Mazdak Sepanlu .... assistant editor
Morteza Tabatabaii .... assistant editor
Reza Yadzdani .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Nicolas Girard Deltruc .... assistant to producer
Nicolas Girard Deltruc .... production assistant
Guillaume Lips .... digital grader
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dah" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
France:91 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Germany:94 min | UK:92 min | USA:94 min | Portugal:90 min | Argentina:94 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:I | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Zurich) | UK:12
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Trivia:
Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2000s (#10).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Car windows, both driver's and passenger's, vary between being closed, part-open or open between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Prostitute:[to a Married woman] You are wholesailers. We are retailers.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Only Image Remains (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
Walking In The AirSee more »

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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
To Watch Foreign Films is to Understand that We're All Alike..., 2 January 2007
Author: dcplaw from United States

The premise is very simple. A beautiful Iranian woman, married to her second husband (in a society that makes divorce nearly impossible for women to obtain) drives her car around town. She takes her son to a swim meet, goes shopping with her sister, gives an old woman a lift to Prayer, etc. The title of the film refers to the fact that there are 10 "chapters" to the film, each representing a different conversation she has with her various passengers on different days. By experiencing these exchanges, the viewer can expect a crash course on middle class life in Iran. Like middle class life anywhere, there are the written rules and conventions that one must obey, and then there are the practicalities, and the REalities. There is what is true, and what people tell themselves is true; what they want, and what they tell themselves they want. As in any society on earth, including this highly controlled, religiously based one, there is the hypocrisy. And we can soon see from the conversations our Driver has with her passengers, that there are also the largely unspoken hopes, fears, needs and insecurities of these people, who often appear to be going through the motions of life, rather than truly living it.

The film mostly focuses on how women view this world; but their perspective is primarily organized around and driven by their relationships with men, be they fathers, boyfriends, husbands or sons. The film is difficult to watch at first, because things quickly escalate into discomfort with the driver's very first passenger, but sticking it out is well worth the investment, as the exchanges each build on the ones that came before it, getting progressively deeper and deeper.

The women in this film are covered from head to foot, but still manage to lay themselves completely bare to us. It's a very simple concept, elevated to an amazing accomplishment. You will learn a great deal about life in Iran, people in general, and possibly yourself. I expect to be thinking about this movie for weeks, if not much much longer.

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