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Khane-ye doust kodjast? (1987)

An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Babek Ahmed Poor ... Ahmed
Ahmed Ahmed Poor ... Mohamed Reda Nematzadeh
Khodabakhsh Defaei ... Teacher (as Kheda Barech Defai)
Iran Outari ... Mother
Ait Ansari ... Father
Sadika Taohidi ... Perzian Neighbour
Biman Mouafi ... Ali, a neighbour
Ali Djamali ... Grandfather's Friend
Aziz Babai ... Waiter
Nader Ghoulami ... Property Owner
Akbar Mouradi ... Old Man from Azerbaidjan
Teba Slimani ... Husband
Mohammad Reza Parvaneh ... Man Mistaken for Ali
Farahanka Brothers ... Young Bou
Maria Chdjari ... Girl who Stutters
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An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.

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21 March 1990 (France)  »

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The film is shot in Persian. However the dialogues between the door maker and the stubborn elderly villager is in Turkish language which is presumably Azerbaijan Turkish. See more »

Quotes

Grandfather's Friend: What I mean to say is, suppose the kid did nothing wrong. What would you do? What then?
Grandfather: I'd find an excuse and give him a beating every other week. So he wouldn't forget.
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Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #20.3 (2007) See more »

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Lovely
12 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

I'm sorry I've seen this movie doubled in Spanish and not subtitled in Portuguese but, even so, I found it lovely. It is all about how children live in the adult's world and how they perceive and deal with them. It is also about how children can understand each other and help each other to survive the power and rules of adults. It is filmed very closely to the children which means we see the adults, houses, streets and landscapes from their point of view. The story is very well written, playing very wisely with our expectations. It is an almost timeless and universal story but the where and when it happens is brilliant.


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