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So Close, So Far (2005)
"Kheili dour, kheili nazdik" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  8 October 2005 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Afshin Hashemi ...
The Cleric
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elham Hamidi ...
Ashkan Khatibi ...
Saman Alem
Masoud Rayegany ...
Mahmoud Alem


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8 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Közel, mégis oly távol  »

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Selected as Iran's submission in the Best Foreign Film category for the 2005 Oscars See more »


Saman Alem: Orion Nebula is great! It's the best birthplace I've seen. Eskimo Nebula is great too! It's the best graveyard.
Nasrin: Graveyard?
Saman Alem: Yes, nebulas are the birthplace and graveyard of stars. They all go back to where they came from.
Nasrin: I had no idea that stars die too?
Saman Alem: They all die! Many of the stars we see at night have been dead for millions of years. But because of the far distance we have from them, we still see them alive.
Nasrin: That far, huh?
Saman Alem: So far, So close! If you compare that to our world you think them ...
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One of the Best Iranian movies ever made!
15 December 2005 | by (Islamic Republic of Iran) – See all my reviews

"Kheili dour, kheili nazdik" or "So Far, So Close" in its international name is created by the young Iranian director Reza Mir-Karimi. It's all about a man's believes. "Dr. Alam" plausibly acted by "Masoud Rayegan" is a skilled brain surgeon that have recently come back to Iran. He doesn't believe in God. "We, ourselves make god, till we beg his generosity when we need him.' He says. Near "Nowrouz" (Iranian New Year Eve) They report him that his only young son has a tumor in his head and he is dying soon. "Saman", his boy is a student of astronomy and accompanying his friends have gone to a bis desert to observe the stars. Dr. Alam departs to the desert finding his son. On the way he runs out of fuel and can't go on anymore. Sand storm covers his high-class Mercedes Benz and now he is going to die. But there is a slight light in his mind. The light of God. God will save everybody needs him seriously.

This admirable film changes your ideas about God. It penetrates into your mind and never get out of it. This film is selected as Iran's submission in the Best Foreign Film category for the 2005 Oscars. I recommend it to everybody wants seeing God's role in his life.

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