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Mum's Guest (2004)

Mehman-e maman (original title)
A mother of a poor family, has guests coming over, yet doesn't know how to get the dinner party altogether with limited resources.


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Credited cast:
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Amin Hayayee ...
Amir Hoseini
Pourhesabi Mahyar ...
Drunk Motorcycle Driver
Nasrin Moghanloo ...
Neighbor's Pregnant Wife
Soghra Obeisi
Zhale Olov ...
Neighbor who Brought Rice
Ramin Parchami ...
Mammad agha
Hassan Pourshirazi ...
Farideh Sepah Mansour ...
Mash maryam
Melika Sharifinia ...


A mother of a poor family, has guests coming over, yet doesnt know how to get the dinner party altogether with limited resources. The various characters in the family as well as neighbours all work together so the mother is able to save face in front of her guest. A real family film, where you won't cry or feel depressed. You'll get that feeling of family coming together and having dinner, telling jokes, etc... Written by PeykanTM

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22 April 2005 (Sweden)  »

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17 May 2005 | by (Islamic Republic of Iran) – See all my reviews

Mehrjui is the greatest director of Iran...he made many great movies like : The Cow - The Cycle(Dayereye Mina) - The Postman - Hamoun and... And he introduced Iranian cinema to the world with " The Cow ". Mom s guest(Mehmane Maman)is the last movie of Mehrjui and its very good comedy and it shows life of poor people of Iran perfectly. plays are very good especially Golab Adineh(as Mom) and Parsa Piruz-Far(as Yousef) directing of Mehrjui is very good like the past Mom s guest is not as good as the Cow and the cycle but its good for entertainment. The story based on the novel by Houshang Moradi Kermani (in the name of Mom s Guest). The movie shows us how iranian people help each other in bad situations and Mehrjui was successful to show this.

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