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Hasan Kachal (1970)

Inspired by Iranian folk tales and reputed as the first Iranian musical movie, the film follows the story of the lazybones congenitally bald Hassan who is tricked out of the house by his ... See full summary »

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Ali Hatami

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Ali Hatami
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Cast

Cast overview:
Parviz Sayyad ... Hasan Kachal
Katayun Amir Ebrahimi ... Chelgis (as Katayun)
Sadegh Bahrami Sadegh Bahrami
Hamideh Kheirabadi ... Hasan's Mother (as Nadereh)
Hasan Khayat-Bashi Hasan Khayat-Bashi ... Poet
Yadolla Shirandami Yadolla Shirandami ... Pahlevan
Cyrus Ebrahimzadeh Cyrus Ebrahimzadeh ... Chinese Groomer
Hassan Raziani Hassan Raziani
Sorayya Beheshti Sorayya Beheshti ... Tavoos
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Inspired by Iranian folk tales and reputed as the first Iranian musical movie, the film follows the story of the lazybones congenitally bald Hassan who is tricked out of the house by his mother. Then he learns about Chelgis, a girl kidnapped and kept by an ogre in his enchanted garden. Smitten by her beauty, Hassan tries to find a way to save her. In a public bathroom, he encounters his doppelganger. The doppelganger promises to fulfill his wishes in return for a fraction of his life. But when fulfilled, his wishes do not emerge the same he envisioned... Written by Ramin S. Khanjani

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1970 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Hassan, the bald See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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It is reputed to be first Iranian musical movie. See more »

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Featured in Razor's Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses (2016) See more »

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An Unforgettable Classic
20 February 2017 | by persian-belleSee all my reviews

At first glance, this is just an old Iranian folk tale. My late grandma used to tell me the story of this lazy boy, Hassan, who was one day tricked by his mother to leave the house.

As a child, I had watched this film. Naturally, being young, I could not grasp anything meaningful from this movie beyond the literal and visual representations of scenes.

I watched this again, as a grown woman, and wow... Was I amazed at how much I had missed! Using the folk tale and a simpleton as the main character, this film manages to provide a very unique critique of society in general, while being entertainingly musical, rich and beautiful. It brings to the surface many issues such as single parenthood, status of women, abuse, rape, treatment of children, marital relationships, social responsibility, honesty, friendships, integrity and so much more.

Not to be missed... especially if you call yourself Iranian!

Enjoy! (Since it's an old film, I even found a full version, free, online.)


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