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Mina Mohammad Khani,
It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
A deaf old man wearing a hearing aid is walking in the streets of Rasht. When the surroundings get too noisy, he turns off his sound. Unfortunately, when he returns home, he can't hear his granddaughter ringing the doorbell.
I have read that this movie is about solidarity. Maybe. When the boy finds eventually the thief who stole his accordion, the guy is trying some notes at the instrument, obviously an ignorant in music. However it's music, and the boy stays puzzled and touched altogether, realizing that revenge is out of place here. It's genuine love for music, and the thief needs directions. It's more than solidarity, both the thief and the boy understand a truth that's impossible to express in words. It's the language of music that operates here. It's the state of grace, Mozartian grace.
More than a masterpiece: it's a miracle!
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