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The Fish Fall in Love (2006)
"Mahiha ashegh mishavand" (original title)

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After 22 years, Aziz decides to return to his hometown, to sell some family possessions, including the house where he was born. But for his astonishment, the place is now a small restaurant... See full summary »

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Reza Kianian ...
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Atieh
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Touka
Maryam Saadat ...
Goli
Maedeh Tahmasebi ...
Gohar
Farrokh Nemati ...
Younes
Siamak Safari ...
Rahmat
Mahdi Pakdel ...
Reza
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After 22 years, Aziz decides to return to his hometown, to sell some family possessions, including the house where he was born. But for his astonishment, the place is now a small restaurant, run by four women, one of them a girl whom he once dated. Attieh, the girl, tries to convince him not to sell the place by, instead of telling him a story a day as Sheherazade, cooking him a delicious dish every day. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Don't Spare The Oranges
1 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Iran certainly has been a contender for some very interesting films (and I mean that in the good sense...of course). 'The Fish Fall In Love',from 2005 manages to cement that fine reputation. There has long been a relationship with cinema & food that entices audiences. The plot here:when Aziz returns from a twenty plus year prison sentence in a Tehran prison,he just wants to return to his home,located by the Caspian Sea,only to find that his ex fiancée has turned it into a popular restaurant. Atieh (his ex lover)sees Aziz & panics that he wants his house back,and attempts to sway him from taking back his house by letting him stay in one of the unused rooms (and supplying him with a non stop array of mouth watering meals). Does Aziz take back his house? I certainly won't spoil it for you. Besides all of that lovely food on display,the photography is lush with splashes of colour in the right places (oranges are a metaphor for life here). The film wins over with a well written & directed screenplay (by first time writer/director,Ali Rafiee),with a mostly unknown cast (although, the films's central female lead,Roya Nonahali has several films under her belt,already). The film's photography is a treat for the eye. This film is sparsely distributed by an independent studio that only lends their films out to art galleries & film societies,so a bit of searching out will be a pre requisite (plus,as far as I know,there's no DVD release out there). Spoken in Farsi with English subtitles. Not rated,this film serves up a few rude words,but is otherwise fine for older children,with a bit of patients (films from Iran can be a bit slowly paced).


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