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Avaze gonjeshk-ha (2008)

PG | | Drama, Family | 1 October 2008 (Iran)
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When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes ... See full summary »

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Karim (as Reza Najie)
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Hamid Aghazi ...
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Schabnam Akhlaghi ...
Haneyeh
Neshat Nazari ...
Zarah
Hassan Rezaee ...
Ramezan
Ponya Salehi ...
Ponya
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When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes into a world alien to him - incredibly hectic Tehran, where sudden opportunities for independence, thrill and challenge him. But his honor and honesty, plus traditional authority over his inventive clan, are tested, as he stumbles among vast cultural and economic gaps between his village nestled in the desert, and a throbbing international metropolis. Written by David Stevens

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Chasing dreams. Finding hope.

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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1 October 2008 (Iran)  »

Also Known As:

The Song of Sparrows  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,863, 5 April 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$115,927, 30 October 2009
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Iran's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

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Spoiler: The ostrich that escaped is male. Therefore it couldn't have laid those eggs found in the field. Male ostriches are big and it's colors are black and white; females are small and gray. The last scene shows an male ostrich in a typically male mating performance. See more »

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A movie worth watching For splendid acting and Good narration
6 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie underlines the fact that a movie belongs to the director, How he treats the theme and narrate the story. This movie is about a very ordinary man living in the outskirts of Teharan, Finding it very difficult of get the income sufficient for the family, But happily living with them.The struggle of a common man is beautifully enacted by Mohammed amir Naji. He really deserve an applause for his splendid performance throughout the movie.All other characters in the family also given very good performance.

The first few minutes of the movie is in a ostrich farm where the protagonist is working. Those who have not seen ostriches in real life this is visual treat. Similar is the way in which two wheeler's are used as Taxi in Tehran.The silence of Desert is beautifully captured in this movie. The background music is also very apt. Overall this movie is a pleasant experience , thanks to the care taken by majid majidi in each scene.


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