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

 |  Drama  |  8 October 2005 (USA)
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Dr. Alam, a very profiled specialist in neurology and a successful surgeon, is drowned in his professional and social work, in a way that he has totally forgotten all about his son Saman. ... See full summary »

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Ashkan Khatibi ...
Saman Alem
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Dr. Alam, a very profiled specialist in neurology and a successful surgeon, is drowned in his professional and social work, in a way that he has totally forgotten all about his son Saman. Samantha the beautiful nights of desert with it starfull sky attracts Saman to itself and the young boy falls in love with night sky and observation of stars. Due to an event the doctor leaves his profession and work behind and goes through the desert to find his son. Written by Pouria Heidary Oureh

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Közel, mégis oly távol  »

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Hengameh Ghaziani has won Statue from 23rd Cinema House Ceremony for the Best Actress for her performance in So Close So Far. See more »

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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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