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The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit promoter who sells tickets to watch Nasim ride a... See more »

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mahshid Afsharzadeh ...
Gypsy Woman
Firouz Kiani ...
Motorcyclist
Mohammad Reza Maleki ...
Jomeh
Esmail Soltanian ...
Showman
Moharram Zaynalzadeh ...
Nasim

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf ... ()

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Majid Entezami ... (as Madjid Entezami)

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Ali Reza Zarrindast

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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Hootan Haghshenas ... digital restoration colorist
Mana MohammadTaher ... digital restoration colorist
Tina MohammadTaher ... image restoration

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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Abdollah Eskandari ... makeup artist

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Morteza Masa'eli ... assistant director

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Eamon A. Kelly ... stunts

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Plot Summary

The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit promoter who sells tickets to watch Nasim ride a bicycle continuously for a week. The promoter brings in sick and aged spectators, haranguing them to find hope in Nasim's strength. Aided by his son, who feeds him as he rides, Nasim grinds out the days and shivering nights. Local officials believe this may be a plot and Nasim may be a spy; they try to sabotage him as do those who bet he won't finish the week. Will desperation alone get Nasim the money? Is any triumph an illusion? Written by

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Also Known As
  • The Cyclist (World-wide, English title)
  • Le cycliste (France)
  • Der Radhafrer (Germany)
  • Der Fahrradfahrer (West Germany)
  • Rowerzysta (Poland)
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  • 82 min
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Movie Connections Featured in Stardust Stricken - Mohsen Makhmalbaf: A Portrait (1996). See more »

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