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The Jar (1992)

Khomreh (original title)
| Drama, Family | 1992 (Iran)
In the yard of an Iranian village school stands in the shade of a tree a large stoneware jar from which all the pupils drink fresh water. On an unfortunate day, the jar starts leaking. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Ebrahim Forouzesh
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Credited cast:
Behzad Khodaveisi Behzad Khodaveisi ... Teacher
Fatemeh Azrah Fatemeh Azrah ... Khavar
Abbas Khavaninzadeh Abbas Khavaninzadeh ... Gholam Hossein
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hassein Balai Hassein Balai
Alireza Haji-Ghasemi Alireza Haji-Ghasemi
Sakineh Mehrizi Sakineh Mehrizi ... Kobra
Ramazan Moila-Abbasi Ramazan Moila-Abbasi
Shamsoddin Olfat Shamsoddin Olfat ... Kad-khoda
A.R. Vaziri A.R. Vaziri
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In the yard of an Iranian village school stands in the shade of a tree a large stoneware jar from which all the pupils drink fresh water. On an unfortunate day, the jar starts leaking. The schoolmaster tries hard to get a new one but in vain. The only solution is to have it fixed... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Family

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Ebrahim Forouzesh's 2nd feature film. See more »

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Better rent some Kurostami instead
30 January 2019 | by anniefischer-03795See all my reviews

Although I enjoy foreign films and Iranian films are known to be critically acclaimed The Jar is a hopelessly boring and pretentious tripe masquerading as something meaningful. A children's school in the Iranian desert has a large water jar in the yard that allows students easy access for drinks (the alternative being a short walk to a nearby brook). When the jar develops a crack, the children, their teacher, and the community as a whole band together to find an alternative. First, attempts are made to patch the leak. When that doesn't work, a collection is taken to buy a new jar. This is basically the entire storyline. Along the way, a few stabs are made at developing a relationship between the teacher and his pupils. The acting is bad and the pacing is off.


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Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1992 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Krukan See more »

Filming Locations:

Mehriz, Yazd, Iran

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Production Co:

Kanun parvaresh fekri See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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