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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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Abbas Kiarostami
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Babek Ahmed Poor Babek Ahmed Poor ... Ahmed
Ahmed Ahmed Poor Ahmed Ahmed Poor ... Mohamed Reda Nematzadeh
Khodabakhsh Defaei Khodabakhsh Defaei ... Teacher (as Kheda Barech Defai)
Iran Outari Iran Outari ... Mother
Ait Ansari Ait Ansari ... Father
Sadika Taohidi Sadika Taohidi ... Perzian Neighbour
Biman Mouafi Biman Mouafi ... Ali, a neighbour
Ali Djamali Ali Djamali ... Grandfather's Friend
Aziz Babai Aziz Babai ... Waiter
Nader Ghoulami Nader Ghoulami ... Property Owner
Akbar Mouradi Akbar Mouradi ... Old Man from Azerbaidjan
Teba Slimani Teba Slimani ... Husband
Mohammad Reza Parvaneh Mohammad Reza Parvaneh ... Man Mistaken for Ali
Farahanka Brothers Farahanka Brothers ... Young Bou
Maria Chdjari 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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Drama | Family

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

21 March 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Where is My Friend's House? See more »

Filming Locations:

Koker, Gilan Province, Iran See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

There are two documentaries by the director about the making of this film and aftermath of the earthquake. He does find that the two lead boys, played by the Amapour (or Ahmed Poor) brothers, survived the earthquake. 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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A perfect introduction to Abbas Kiarostami's movies
25 February 2008 | by vivardSee all my reviews

This was my first Kiarostami's movie. There could not be a better one. Some trademarks of his movies are minimal dialogs, slow pace, purposeful and realistic acting. Many conversations happen during the ride on a car moving at gentle speed. A stark contrast of what we are used to. Yet, his movies touch you right in the heart. You get very involved with the characters. His movies never get overtly sentimental. He remarked in an interview that he doesn't like to cheat with the audiences.

"Where is the Friend's Home?" offers an insight into the simplistic and innocent world of childhood. Adults do not really see and appreciate that world. Watching this movie is a completely different experience. And writing a lot about this movie does not make a lot of sense. You can hardly wait to watch "And Life Goes on".

A must watch if you are into the art of beautiful cinema.


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