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Hamoun (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 February 1990 (Iran)
Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure ... See full summary »

Director:

Dariush Mehrjui

Writer:

Dariush Mehrjui
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ezzatolah Entezami ... Dabiri
Bita Farahi ... Mahshid
Sedigheh Kianfar Sedigheh Kianfar ... Nurse of hamoun's grandmother
Turan Mehrzad Turan Mehrzad ... Mahshid's Mother
Jalal Moghadam Jalal Moghadam ... Dr.Samavati
Fathali Oveisi Fathali Oveisi ... Dr.Surush
Amrollah Saberi Amrollah Saberi ... Hamoun's Chief
Hossein Sarshar Hossein Sarshar ... Salimi
Khosro Shakibai ... Hamid Hamoon
Anik Shefrazian Anik Shefrazian ... Hamoun's Grandmother
Sima Tirandaz Sima Tirandaz
Asadollah Yekta Asadollah Yekta ... Little Man
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Storyline

Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure out what he did wrong. Written by Sam Tabibnia <samtab@uclink.berkeley.edu>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1 February 1990 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Mazandaran, Iran See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pakhshiran See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Bita Farrahi ' met Dariush Mehrjui at a party and Mehrjui chose her to appear in this movie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hamid Hamoon: [voiceover] I dream I'm at the seaside, going somewhere with known and unknown people.
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A Hamlet-like Tale
10 March 2003 | by astutatoSee all my reviews

Hamoun, a.k.a. "The Desert," is a superior film that depicts the life of Hamid Hamoun - an educated, middle class man whose wife wishes to divorce him. The movie delves deep into this character's mind with constant dream sequences in which Hamid's contemplations flash before his eyes. Ultimately, this is an excellent psychological and emotional tale of one man's struggle against an onslaught of treachery and deceit.


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