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Death of Yazdgerd (1982)

Marg Yazdgerd (original title)
Death of Yazdgerd is the story of death of the last king of Iran before Muslims invade Iran. He escapes to city of Marv and hides in a mill but finally gets killed. The Story is told by the... See full summary »

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Bahram Beizai

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Bahram Beizai
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Cast

Credited cast:
Karim Akbari Mobarakeh Karim Akbari Mobarakeh ... The Army Chief
Yasaman Arami Yasaman Arami ... The Miller's Daughter
Mahmoud Behrouzian Mahmoud Behrouzian ... The Priest
Mehdi Hashemi ... The Miller
Ali Reza Khamseh ... The Soldier
Amin Tarokh ... The General
Susan Taslimi ... The Miller's Wife
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Death of Yazdgerd is the story of death of the last king of Iran before Muslims invade Iran. He escapes to city of Marv and hides in a mill but finally gets killed. The Story is told by the miller, his wife and his daughter but all the stories are different from each other. Written by Ibrahim

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Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1 April 1982 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Iran

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I.R.I.B. Channel 1 See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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More theater than film
13 March 2018 | by RareMovieCriticSee all my reviews

This film is shot in a particular style that I would be hesitant to call low-budget. It is based on a stage-play and the film is more like theater than cinema.

Although the story is very good, the film could've been a lot better, maybe if Beyzai didn't attempt to do everything. He is the producer of the film and he directs the film that he had adapted from his own stage play. He doesn't do the soundtrack or cinematography, (there are others credited), these are weak points in the film.

The story deserves a lot better and I hope that one day someone adapts it to modern cinema techniques.

I'm not sure that I would recommend this movie to anyone who is not a already a fan of Iranian culture. Being a fan of Iranian cinema is not enough, because the drop in cinematic quality is huge. Perhaps if this film is remastered and released in a higher resolution/color. The currently available film is very dark and has a low dynamic range. The images you see on IMDb are not stills from the movie, but promo photos. The film was also shot on film, but it needs to be rescanned to get that kind of quality.

If you are interested in Iranian history, this film could be for you. If you are interested in Iranian theater, this is a good way of seeing it. If you want to learn Persian and hear non-colloquial pronunciations in dialogue, this could be one of the few places where you could hear it.

It is a good film, but it's not for everyone.


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