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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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Cast overview:
Mahmud Bigham ... Haji
... Mehri
Ebrahim Abadi ... Uncle Ramezoon
Mohsen Zaehtab ... Sha'boon
Iraj Saghiri ... Mirza
Hossein Moslemi ... Mamali
Esmat Makhmalbaf ... Sekineh
Hossein Hosseinkhani ... Mehrdad
Ameneh Khold Barin ... Nayyereh
Mahmoud Reza Bahmanpoor ... Yoosef
Karim Zargar ... Editor in chief
Ghassem Pakroo ... Nurse
Mansoore Ilkhani ... Narges
Giti Ehtemami ... The begger woman
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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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War...What it is it good for?
9 February 2005 | by See 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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