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Chicken with Plums (2011) More at IMDbPro »Poulet aux prunes (original title)

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Chicken with Plums -- Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he
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Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Mathieu Amalric ... Nasser-Ali Khan

Edouard Baer ... Azraël

Maria de Medeiros ... Faringuisse

Golshifteh Farahani ... Irâne

Éric Caravaca ... Abdi

Chiara Mastroianni ... Lili, adulte
Mathis Bour ... Cyrus
Enna Balland ... Lili
Didier Flamand ... Le maître de musique
Serge Avedikian ... Le père d'Irâne

Rona Hartner ... Soudabeh

Jamel Debbouze ... Houshang / Le mendiant

Isabella Rossellini ... Parvine
Frédéric Saurel ... Mirza (as Fred Saurel)

Christian Friedel ... Cyrus, 22 ans
Julia Goldstern ... Nancy
Julia Camps y Salat ... Faringuisse enfant (as Julia Camps Y Salat)
Jaouen Gouevic ... Le petit-fils d'Irâne
Timothé Riquet ... Nasser-Ali enfant
Angus Boulaire ... Abdi enfant
François Legrand ... Le maître d'école
Laura Baade ... La fille de Cyrus
Dustin Graf ... Fils de Cyrus 1
Nomi Kalsar ... Fils Cyrus 2
Jean-Michel Dagory ... Socrate
Christian Sengewald ... Un élève de Socrate
Adolfo Assor ... Homme bazar Rasht
Ilse Strambowski ... Vieille femme bus

Tim Williams ... Le docteur américain
Dietmar Rüttiger ... Le joueur de cartes
Louis-Marie Audubert ... Anonyme cimetière 1
Bruno Paviot ... Anonyme cimetière 2
Philippe Beglia ... Anonyme cimetière 3
Luc Gentil ... Médecin de famille
Amit Jacobi ... Puppeteer 1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lon Chaney ... Erik, The Phantom (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincent Paronnaud 
Marjane Satrapi 
Writing credits
Marjane Satrapi (written by) &
Vincent Paronnaud (written by)

Marjane Satrapi (comic book)

Produced by
Christophe Bichot .... co-producer
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Jeremy Burdek .... executive producer
François-Xavier Decraene .... associate producer
François-Xavier Decraene .... executive producer
Christoph Fisser .... co-producer
Serge Hayat .... Equity Provider
Nadia Khamlichi .... executive producer
Henning Molfenter .... co-producer
Hengameh Panahi .... producer
Adrian Politowski .... co-producer
Jasmin Torbati .... line producer
Gilles Waterkeyn .... co-producer
Charlie Woebcken .... co-producer
Original Music by
Olivier Bernet (original music by)
Cinematography by
Christophe Beaucarne 
Film Editing by
Stéphane Roche 
Casting by
Anja Dihrberg 
Production Design by
Udo Kramer 
Set Decoration by
Bernhard Henrich 
Costume Design by
Madeline Fontaine 
Makeup Department
Stéphane Malheu .... hairdresser
Nathalie Tissier .... makeup supervisor
Anna Von Gwinner .... makeup artist
Production Management
Wassili Zygouris .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julien Decoin .... second assistant director
Amour Rawyler .... child coach
Tonja Schürmann .... second second assistant director
Jérôme Zajdermann .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dorit Agater .... prop builder
Reiner Behrends .... painter
Martin Berg .... model maker
Lars Dicht .... stand-by carpenter
Michael Düwel .... managing director: art department studio babelsberg
Christian Ehlert .... lead set dresser
Michael Fissneider .... set designer
Alex Friedrich .... model maker
Patrick Herzberg .... set designer
Andreas Huschke .... property master: indoor
Annika Kiel .... graphic artist
Jennie Konrad .... set decoration assistant
Carolin Langenbahn .... art department coordinator
Patrick Lojek .... supervisor carpenter
Uli Passauer .... greens person
Marco Pressler .... construction manager
Melanie Reichert .... construction secretary
Tabea Schweiger .... assistant property master: indoor
Alexis Teller .... property master
Ilona Vovchyk .... props
Sound Department
Emmanuel de Boissieu .... re-recording mixer
Jean-Stephane Garbe .... sound recordist
Paul Heymans .... dialogue editor
Gilles Laurent .... sound recordist
Jonathan Martins .... assistant re-recording mixer
Jonathan Martins .... sound recordist
Vincent Nouaille .... boom operator
Yves Renard .... sound effects editor
Bruno Schweisguth .... boom operator: post-synchronisation
Olivier Thys .... foley artist
Olivier Touche .... sound editor: second unit
David Vranken .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Uwe Lehmann .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Antoine Marbach .... visual effects producer
Geoffrey Reynaud .... visual effects artist
Damien Stumpf .... visual effects supervisor
Ilona Vovchyk .... matte painting
Camera and Electrical Department
Reiner Bajo .... still photographer
Martin Bartels .... video operator
Stefan Diecks .... lighting technician
Thomas Hübener .... technocrane operator
Heiko Klimenko-hamann .... third key grip (as Heiko Klimenko)
Mic Mueller .... key grip (as Michael Müller)
Beda Mulzer .... lighting technician
Luc Pallet .... first assistant camera
Florian Schlegel .... lighting technician
Bjoern Susen .... chief lighting technician
Elmar Suska .... first key grip
Jörg Widmer .... steadicam operator
Casting Department
Johanna Ragwitz .... extras casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Isabell Logen .... principal costumer
Theresa Anna Luther .... costumer
Editorial Department
Peter Bernaers .... colorist
Aldo Mulone .... assistant colorist
Mirko Scheel .... assistant editor
Mathilde Van de Moortel .... assistant editor
Music Department
Joris Bartsch Buhle .... conductor
Olivier Bernet .... score producer
Isabelle Degremont .... assistant to music supervisor
Tobias Lehmann .... music recording engineer
Elise Luguern .... music supervisor
Tom Russbueldt .... pro tools operator
Phillip Schulz .... music recording engineer
Phillip Schulz .... music scoring mixer
Roman Vinuesa .... orchestrator
Roman Vinuesa .... score producer
Transportation Department
Timo Dobbert .... transportation coordinator
Tom Kirsten .... production driver
Thomas Siegert .... transportation captain
Other crew
Laure Blaess .... production accountant
Milena Bomalick .... assistant production coordinator
Benedikt Bothe .... set manager
Stéphanie Bréard .... caretaker: children
Katharina Gapski .... production coordinator
Anne Gerles .... production coordinator
Pierre Philippe Hendrickx .... legal advisor: Belgium
Roy Luchterhand .... assistant set manager (as Roy Luchterrand)
Koen Maenhout .... scanning technician: Filmmore
Bianca Makarewicz .... publicist
Martin Metz .... production executive
Karsten Piel .... production accountant: Germany
Nancy Rivas .... script supervisor: 1st Unit
Lena Schmigalla .... first assistant accountant
Iwona Sellers .... production executive
Bastien Sirodot .... production executive
Eike Wolf .... publicist
Anne Berger .... production support executive (uncredited)
Kathleen Kennedy .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Poulet aux prunes" - France (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for some drug content, violent images, sensuality and smoking
France:93 min | USA:93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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[first lines]
Narrator:Yeki boud, yeki naboud. There was someone, there was no one. That is how Persian tales begin. Yeki boud, yeki naboud.
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
a hero of every time, 25 June 2013
Author: Armand from Romania

lovely. melancholic. delicate. impressive. touch of powerful emotions and a common case who can remember the characters of Italo Svevo or Tchekov. a film about a different image of hero. shadows of solitude, gray existence, search of death, old love story. and a brilliant Mathieu Amalric.the cast is only a side of this gorgeous movie. its secret - gentle circles of Iranian reality as song of a violin. a transformation of reality and pure genius of director. splendid images. moving story. and flavor of old spaces of passion. story of a hero. a hero of every time. like sign. of a human isle in middle of society ocean.

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