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The Runner (1984)

Davandeh (original title)
| Drama | 1984 (Iran)
After enrolling in a school, an impoverished boy finds conflict with his classmates and decides to compete to earn their respect.

Director:

Amir Naderi
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Credited cast:
Madjid Niroumand Madjid Niroumand ... Amiro (as Majid Niroumand)
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Abbas Nazeri Abbas Nazeri
Musa Torkizadeh Musa Torkizadeh
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Amiro is a young boy who has lost his home during the war. He spends his days by working odd jobs, until he realizes that the only way that he can realize his dreams is by enrolling in school. In school, he has conflict with other students. Finally there is a competition to see who can say the whole alphabet in one breath. Written by Sam Tabibnia <samtab@uclink.berkeley.edu>

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"Davandeh" (The Runner) runs for ever
10 April 2019 | by faridb2000See all my reviews

An excellent film. An auto biography of the director. The first film that brought the Iranian cinema to the attention of the world. In 1991, when it was shown in Washington DC, the Washington Post wrote of Amir Naderi "the best unknown filmmaker in the world."


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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1984 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Läufer See more »

Filming Locations:

Bandar Abbas, Iran

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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