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Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)

The true story of Hossain Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself
... Himself
Abolfazl Ahankhah ... Himself
Mehrdad Ahankhah ... Himself
Monoochehr Ahankhah ... Himself
Mahrokh Ahankhah ... Herself
Nayer Mohseni Zonoozi ... Herself
Ahmad Reza Moayed Mohseni ... Family Friend
Hossain Farazmand ... Reporter
Hooshang Shamaei ... Taxi Driver
Mohammad Ali Barrati ... Soldier
Davood Goodarzi ... Sergeant
Haj Ali Reza Ahmadi ... Judge
Hassan Komaili ... Court Recorder
Davood Mohabbat ... Court Recorder
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Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran, promising it a prominent part in his next movie. The actual people involved in the incident re-enact the actual events, followed by the footage from the actual trial that took place. Written by Sam Tabibnia <samtab@uclink.berkeley.edu>

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30 October 1991 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Close Up  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,670, 2 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,670, 2 January 2000
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Chosen by Ed Gonzalez of Slant Magazine as one of the top five films of the 1990s. See more »

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When Sabzian and Makhmalbaf meet, there is a bundle in Sabzian's hand. He gets on the motorbike with the bundle in his hand. Later on, during their ride on the motorbike, the bundle is not there any more. See more »

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An Iranian Cinematic Masterpiece
8 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Nothing short of a masterpiece. Not for everyone's tastes. Discerning viewers tired of all the Hollywood tripe should definitely check out this low key but highly accomplished work about the amorphous quality of identity and the untrustworthy nature of celebrity. A film that will grow more and more important as the years go by.

The film's limited production values may turn off even the most discerning of viewers. Don't fear. It's just one of the many refreshing aspects about Kiarostami's "Close Up."

One of the best films of the nineties that people have never seen according to the stats here at IMDb.

Ten out of Ten.


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