At times, the world is filled with things we cannot understand. [Ashkan, the Charmed Ring and Other Stories] reveals the complicated interlinked chains of the world that people cannot ...
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A number of students have traveled to the Caspian region in order to participate in a kite-flying event during the winter solstice. Next to their camp is a small hut occupied by three cooks who work at a nearby restaurant.
A drama about Bemani, a reticent and monosyllabic 13-year-old boy. His parents are separated and he's being bullied at school. His world is falling apart. A gang whose leader is a lovely-looking girl is his safe haven. Or so it seems.
An orange Chevrolet Impala drives across a cemetery towards an abandoned shipwreck in the middle of a desert landscape. It is the 22nd of January, 1965. The day before, the Iranian prime ... See full summary »
At times, the world is filled with things we cannot understand. [Ashkan, the Charmed Ring and Other Stories] reveals the complicated interlinked chains of the world that people cannot comprehend. Shahrooz and Reza try to rob a jewelry shop despite their blindness. Hotel employee Ashkan tries again and again to kill himself. He meets Shahrooz and Reza and joins in their crime. To Ashkan, this is only another means of suicide. But this is not the whole story. Written by
Pusan International Film Festival
Two blind men rob a jeweler's store with a help of a man who has tries to commit suicide 14 times, a charmed ring the spells disaster for whoever wears it, a fish that killed 1 man and led to arrest of a couple with bags full of cash. Its a crazy & hilarious story line, you have to watch it to understand it. I saw this film at MAMI Film Festival, I must say it was pleasantly different film then what we are normally used to of seeing as Iranian Cinema. Hats off to the director for pulling such a complex narrative, a very good story and very good performances. The dialogs were superb (though I saw it in English subtitles, I still laughed at the dialogs) and great direction. I can say this without any doubt that "Ashkan, angoshtar-e motebarek va dastan-haye digar" is the Pulp Fiction of Iranian Cinema and the Director Shahram Mokri is the Quentin Tarantino of Iran, only less gory. The film was a bit slow at places but it was so good and funny that I would let it go.
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