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Ashkan, angoshtar-e motebarek va dastan-haye digar (2009)

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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Mohammad Abbasi
Sadaf Ahmadi
Amir-Hossein Asani
Reza Behbudi
Hossein Farzi-Zadeh
Hooshang Ghovanloo
Hamid Moghaddam
Ala Mohseni
Hutan Mokri
Mahdi Pakzad
Sina Razani
Siamak Safari
Ali Sarabi
Pegah Tabasinezhad
Samaneh Zandinezhad
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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

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Ashkan, el anillo encantado y otras historias  »

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Its a crazy & hilarious story line.
4 November 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

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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