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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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Iran: Most significant cinema today? See more (30 total) »

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

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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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:
Ranked #47 in Empire magazine's "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010.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:
Featured in Cinema Iran (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Walking In The AirSee more »

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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Iran: Most significant cinema today?, 12 January 2006
Author: Gareth Nolan from Dublin, Ireland

My experience with Iranian film is pretty superficial having only seen a handful, but none have disappointed me. I saw Kiarostami's early film Where Does The Friend Live? and was completely blown away. I then saw Saalam Cinema by Iran's other giant Mohsen Makhmalbaf - and then I realised just how important this country's output has been.

Ten did nothing to diminish this view, and I'll try not to repeat much of what's already been said here. I saw an Iranian person on this site claim that there was too much lost in the translation from Farsi to English. This is always the case with translation, but I am quite sure Ten gets away with it. I recently saw Ingmar Bergman's Saraband and if you think language being stilted ruins a movie then I am sure seeing that film will shatter the view. The single thing that destroys it in both cases is the incredible power of the acting - the truth lies in their facial expression. I am quite sure 9 out of 10 people asked without context would swear blind Ten was a documentary.

In the western world overrun by "reality" TV, its significance is lost on some, but if you take the time to realise that these people are actually acting - and more than likely doing it for the first time - thats where the power lies. Try taking this film, put it in America and put Hollywood A-Listers in the car and see where it goes. Basically, how you could call both what they do and what happens in this film acting is opened to debate. This is true of the majority of Iranian output.

Ten would be significant for these reasons alone, but when you take into account how much insight you gain into the life of a woman in there who tries to say no to male domination and to "love herself" it really comes into its own. This is the case of much of this countries output - and what sets is far apart from other countries. What we learn ultimately is this struggle, though perhaps more explicit in Iran, is a struggle felt by all women in the world. It's a film which in that way unites rather than divides which in light of Iran's current status in global affairs is what probably what makes it one of the more important Cinema's in the world.

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