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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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Great songs
27 January 2008 | by emilyshoesSee all my reviews

It is a collection of great Persian melodies. Esfandiar Monfaredzadeh and Babak Bayat have made a great memory refreshing music. It could just be sold separately as a Music piece. The only place I wish there was a different music chosen was in the scene Hassan and Chelgis got together in the wedding night and its love scene.

The writing has kept the dramatic and symbolic elements ,though it has not kept its consistency through the film. Using apple as a Love-Sin symbol has given a myth face to the movie which is totally separable than the other pictures.

After all it is one of best pictures of Ali Hatami. We should not forget when he has made and comparing with FilmFarsi genre is a masterpiece, and maybe if he kept his was in musical could be much more influence in the history of cinema.


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