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Where Is the Friend's House? (1987)

Khane-ye doust kodjast? (original title)
| Drama, Family | 1987 (Iran)
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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1987 (Iran) 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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,546
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Runtime:

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 meditation on life's simplicity
13 September 2015 | by isura-silvaSee all my reviews

A true masterpiece. When I watched it in 2015, 28 years after the movie was made, I am ashamed of my time wasted watching Hollywood movies, which had no substance. I watched movies when it was box office hits. This movie showed me what life is, what movie making is all about, how to tell a story. I felt human life to my bare bones. I feel I'm human again. The slow moving pace of the movie , is amazingly engaging, as I was absorbed in the child's journey as if it my own. I wish more parents, teachers and elders would watch it. In this age, we lack empathy, hence we lost touch with our human values. This movie is a masterpiece.


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