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Arousi-ye Khouban (1989)

| Crime, Drama, War | 1989 (Iran)
Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he's unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they ... See full summary »

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mahmud Bigham Mahmud Bigham ... Haji
Roya Nonahali ... Mehri
Ebrahim Abadi Ebrahim Abadi ... Uncle Ramezoon
Mohsen Zaehtab Mohsen Zaehtab ... Sha'boon
Iraj Saghiri Iraj Saghiri ... Mirza
Hossein Moslemi Hossein Moslemi ... Mamali
Esmat Makhmalbaf Esmat Makhmalbaf ... Sekineh
Hossein Hosseinkhani Hossein Hosseinkhani ... Mehrdad
Ameneh Khold Barin Ameneh Khold Barin ... Nayyereh
Mahmoud Reza Bahmanpoor Mahmoud Reza Bahmanpoor ... Yoosef
Karim Zargar Karim Zargar ... Editor in chief
Ghassem Pakroo Ghassem Pakroo ... Nurse
Mansoore Ilkhani Mansoore Ilkhani ... Narges
Giti Ehtemami Giti Ehtemami ... The begger woman
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Storyline

Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he's unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they challenge both the authority of family and state to lead their own lives. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | War

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1989 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Marriage of the Chosen See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

Company Credits

Production Co:

Open City Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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War...What it is it good for?
9 February 2005 | by gab-realSee all my reviews

Imagine for a second the sounds of a typewriter amplified to the point where you thought they were machine gun rounds, or better yet a plate of pomegranates hitting the floor rekindling images of bomb explosions.

These are the memories of the title character (Haji) as he is released from a veteran hospital after the Iran-Iraq war. He has been betrothed to a wife unbeknownst to him to start a new life yet can he overcome the carnage and brutality that her has witnessed and re-acclimate himself back into everyday civilian life? This film makes you wonder if anyone who has bared witness to atrocity can ever fully recover, yet Haji's character does make a valiant attempt when he takes on a Job as a photojournalist. "He is the anxious eye of the revolution" as one person comments on Haji's photo's of the graphically gripping images of poverty & squalor captured on his film reel.

this is a excellent character study of just what can happen to survivor of war and how it can impact all those around them.....( out of 10 form me


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