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Hamoun (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | April 1991 (USA)
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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5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pantea Bahram
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 ... Dr.Surush
Amrollah Saberi Amrollah Saberi ... Hamoun's Chief
Hossein Sarshar ... Salimi
Khosro Shakibai ... Hamid Hamoon
Anik Shefrazian Anik Shefrazian ... Hamoun's Grandmother
Sima Tirandaz
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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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 great way to re-visit Iran
21 October 2006 | by sandhillwiSee all my reviews

HAMOUN is a wonderful visual and sound voyage to Tehrani streets and neighborhoods, the Alborz Mountains and the Caspian seashore. To one having left Iran in 1980, the film's places, people and language were wonderfully familiar and increased my desire to return.

The manner in which people's lives have been changed since the revolution appears to be somewhat minimal. The scene in which the tea man immediately brought the glass of tea and sugar to Hamid with polite utterances to no acknowledged response shows little change from the "old days." The chador worn by Hamid's wife could be new, or not; the fact she drove alone is unchanged.

I didn't get the story, but everything else made it very worthwhile.

HAMOUN made a former rather long time US expatriate in Iran very homesick.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

April 1991 (USA) 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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