7.6/10
1,790
4 user 2 critic

So Close, So Far (2005)

Kheili dour, kheili nazdik (original title)
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 »

Director:

(as Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi)

Writers:

, (as Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi)
Reviews
7 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Tomorrow is an important day for Amir. He had participated in an international architecture competition to win the competition with foreign companies. His wife ,Tahereh (Hengameh Ghaziani),... See full summary »

Director: Reza Mirkarimi
Stars: Safa Aghajani, Parvaneh Ahmadi, Ahmad Akeshteh
Low Heights (2002)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ghasem (Hamid Farokhnezhad) with his wife, Narges (Leila Hatami), his mother and other relatives and parents take a flight to Bandar Abbas, to get hired in an industrial company. Since the ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia
Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Leila Hatami, Gohar Kheirandish
Felicity Land (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A look at the lives of 3 well-off Iranian couples who are ostensibly living an idyllic life and are going to have a get-together for a birthday party. Each couple bearing their own sordid ... See full summary »

Director: Maziar Miri
Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Amir Aghaee, Hamed Behdad
Border Café (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

"Cafe Transit" depicts an independent-minded widow who bucks tradition to run her dead husband's truck stop café.

Director: Kambuzia Partovi
Stars: Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Parviz Parastui, Nikos Papadopoulos
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Maryam (Negar Javaherian) and Reza (Shahab Hosseini) are different from other people, it's not just a simple difference, but a very big difference. They must try to prove to others they ... See full summary »

Director: Maziar Miri
Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Negar Javaherian, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy
Leila (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love, they get married soon only to find out the infertility of Leila. That's when Reza's ... See full summary »

Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Stars: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Jamileh Sheikhi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Hassan is a student of Religious /Islamic school and is about to be dressed as a missioner .In such a time when his other mates are excited and are getting ready to be formally dressed and ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Mirkarimi
Stars: Hossein Parastar, Hamed Rajabali, Mehran Rajabi
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war. Society does not understand them and the ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia
Stars: Parviz Parastui, Reza Kianian, Habib Rezaei
M for Mother (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to ... See full summary »

Director: Rasool Mollagholi Poor
Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hosein Yari, Jamshid Hashempur
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Fifteen year old Taraneh, whose widowed father is in jail, refuses the unwanted attentions of carpet salesman Amir - until Amir's mother talks Taraneh into accepting Amir's marriage ... See full summary »

Director: Rasoul Sadrameli
Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Hossein Mahjoub, Mahtab Nasirpour
Mum's Guest (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A mother of a poor family, has guests coming over, yet doesn't know how to get the dinner party altogether with limited resources.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Stars: Golab Adineh, Roya Alemi, Amin Hayayee
Adventure | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

During the Iran-Iraq war, a television cinematographer, having financial problems, needs to get a loan from the TV to complete his half-built flat so one of his colleagues suggests him ... See full summary »

Director: Kamal Tabrizi
Stars: Parviz Parastui, Mahmud Azizi, Shohreh Lorestani
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Afshin Hashemi ...
The Cleric
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elham Hamidi ...
Nasrin
Ashkan Khatibi ...
Saman Alem
Mohammadreza Najafi
Masoud Rayegany ...
Mahmoud Alem
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

iran | desert | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Közel, mégis oly távol  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

So Close So Far has won the 9th Cinema House ceremony/Writers & Critics Association award. See more »

Quotes

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 ...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a good good movie
23 July 2007 | by (Iran) – See all my reviews

I think this movie is not about believing in god or not.all this movie want to say is that human naturally needs to believe in god.about director I just have to say he did his job perfect.and two main characters (the doctor and the nurse) were also great.everything about this movie was great accept two scenes that their levels were not as perfect as other scenes.one was the scene that doctor's little childed hugged him.it was so Kellsie.and the other was at last I think we did't need any shining about necklace in the car for a miracle.I think it was so childed.but after all what I want to say for most of the people is that please watch it.It might change your life forever.and this movie is one of the best movies of Iranian cinema.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss So Close, So Far (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?