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Davandeh (1984)

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

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Amir Naderi
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Abbas Nazeri Abbas Nazeri
Madjid Niroumand Madjid Niroumand ... Amiro (as Majid Niroumand)
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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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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Great realism - this is a must see
19 April 2004 | by the_oakSee all my reviews

I borrowed this one at the local library, and was impressed by it.

It is about a kid living alone on an shored boat. He makes his living by shining shoes, selling cold water to the dock workers. And he and his friends play games like seeing who can run the longest behind the train. The kid in this movie has a powerful will and passion for life.

He turns up at the local school, begging the teacher to let him join class. He says he will do whatever it takes. So he gets the opportunity to learn to read, and does this with passion. He is smart and it all makes a very powerful movie. This little boy had God inside.


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