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Dancing in the Dust (2003)
"Raghs dar ghobar" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  23 June 2003 (Russia)
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When forced to divorce his wife by family and social pressure because her mother is a prostitute, Nazar (Khodaparast) works double shifts to pay back the loan he took out for his impulsive ... See full summary »

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When forced to divorce his wife by family and social pressure because her mother is a prostitute, Nazar (Khodaparast) works double shifts to pay back the loan he took out for his impulsive wedding and to pay some ongoing restitution to his sweet jilted bride, Reyhaneh (Kosari). When he falls behind in the payments he flees the police and ends up in the desert with an uncommunicative old man (Gharibian) who catches poisonous snakes for their venom. These two are forced to coexist in the desert, because Nazar is unwilling to return to the city and wants to catch snakes to make enough money to settle his debts. His verbose, chattering annoys the reticent old man until Nazar's life is endangered. Written by Maple-2

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How Far You're Willing To Sacrifice For Love?
9 November 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Dancing in the Dust tells the story of a young naive man named Nazar who is forced by his parents to divorce his wife because her mother is a prostitute. Although the divorce happens amicably, Nazar is still in love with her & wants to make some money so that he can pay back the loan he took for the marriage & a little to his wife. When even working double shifts is unable to prepare the money in time, Nazar flees the city in order to avoid arrest & ends up in a desert with a strange, mysterious man who catches snakes for a living. Knowing that catching snakes is a profitable business, Nazar tries to team with the old man who keeps avoiding him until Nazar's life is somehow endangered.

The whole film can be divided into two parts & isn't as interconnected as one would expect it to and the theme here is love & how far someone is willing to sacrifice for it. Asghar Farhadi's feature film debut may not be as amazing as I was expecting it to be (I watched his better films first, starting with A Separation & working my way backwards) but the seeds of what he would so ingeniously portray in his future films were planted beautifully in this one. The filmmaking style, the theme of moral complexities of human beings, the conflict of right vs right & a grounded portrayal of Iranian life feels more experimental in this film than necessary and overall, the end result is somewhat disappointing if you've seen the rest of his films. Nevertheless, Dancing in the Dust makes up for a fine, if not good enough, drama that could've been much more than what it turned out to be.


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