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About Elly (2009)
"Darbareye Elly" (original title)

 |  Drama, Mystery  |  6 June 2009 (Iran)
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The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her follow travelers.

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Elly
Merila Zare'i ...
Shohreh
Mani Haghighi ...
Amir
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Peyman
Ra'na Azadivar ...
Naazi
Ahmad Mehranfar ...
Manoochehr
Saber Abbar ...
Alireza
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A group of middle-class friends travel from Tehran to spend the weekend at the seaside. Sepideh invites Elly, who is her daughter's teacher, to travel with the three families in order to introduce her to their recently divorced friend Ahmad, now living in Germany. The next morning, the two women go shopping in the town and Elly says that she has to return to Tehran because her mother has been recently submitted to hospital for heart surgery, but Sepideh asks her to stay and hides her luggage. The children are playing in the sea and one mother asks Elly to watch them. Out of the blue, Sepideh's daughter calls to some men playing volleyball to rescue one of the children from the water. After rescuing the little boy they seek out Elly, questioning whether she has drowned or returned to Tehran. What has happened to Elly? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$15,000 (USA) (10 April 2015)

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$106,662 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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In charade scene, actors really didn't know the correct answer, and they really guessed the word during the scene. See more »

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When they decide to stay in the villa and start to clean it, Ahmad calls the boy (Omid) by name asking him about where he can find a vacuum cleaner. Seconds later, he asks the boy about his name. See more »

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Sepideh: Now, what does he think about Elly?
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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a non forgettable piece of work
30 August 2009 | by (Iran) – See all my reviews

You can't breathe, you can not even shout, you can not cry, you'll be just stay fascinated till the end and the final music is just as fantastic as the whole movie itself; The roles are played by some of the best actors and actresses of Iran, who actually LIVE the roles and you just get engaged with everything that's going on there as if you are one of them; I loved it so much; Thanks to Asghar Farhadi for always making us such good movies; I do recommend everyone to see this if the haven't yet; I'm gonna see it again for sure....... I really love the scene where the sound of Eli gets mixed with the cruel sound of Sea which really makes you nervous; gives some notices about the upcoming events;


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