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Half Moon (2006)
"Niwemang" (original title)

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Mamo, an old and legendary Kurdish musician living in Iran, plans to give one final concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. After seven months of trying to get a permit and rounding up his ten sons, he... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Ismail Ghaffari ...
Mamo
Allah-Morad Rashtian
Farzin Sabooni
Kambiz Arshi
Mohamad Nahid
Sadiq Behzadpoor
Ali Ashraf Rezai
Reza Haj Khosravi
Bahram Zarei
Hediyeh Tehrani ...
Hesho (as Hedieh Tehrani)
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Niwemang
Hassan Pourshirazi
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Mamo, an old and legendary Kurdish musician living in Iran, plans to give one final concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. After seven months of trying to get a permit and rounding up his ten sons, he sets out for the long and troublesome journey in a derelict bus, denying a recurring vision of his own death at half moon. Halfway the party halts at a small village to pick up female singer Hesho, which will only add to the difficulty of the undertaking, as it is forbidden for Iranian women to sing in public, let alone in the company of men. But Mamo is determined to carry through, if not for the gullible antics of the bus driver. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t_prod@hotmail.com>

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$1,126 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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A touch of of mystery and madness
2 June 2009 | by (Bangalore) – See all my reviews

This movie is poetry in action. It has elements of the humorous, dark, ridiculous, sublime, mysterious, evocative all rolled in. The actual events shown somehow faded from the overall sense of poetic experience at the end of the movie. The music ranges from tragic to enchanting and it's a primary component of the movie. It is shown to have powers to bring back the dead. The landscapes shown are also stunning and stark. Its almost like the natural environment is designed for expression of grief – which reflects the political situation in the region. The final product is powerful. I would like to watch more from this Director – he definitely has a keen eye for the subtle. He has intelligently showcased optimism for life with its incumbent struggles and sometimes futility.


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