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Life, and Nothing More... (1992)

Zendegi va digar hich (original title)
A director and his son return to a region damaged by the Guilan earthquake, hoping to find the children who appeared in his film a few years earlier.

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Abbas Kiarostami
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Farhad Kheradmand Farhad Kheradmand ... Film Director
Buba Bayour Buba Bayour ... Puya
Hocine Rifahi Hocine Rifahi
Ferhendeh Feydi Ferhendeh Feydi
Mahrem Feydi Mahrem Feydi
Bahrovz Aydini Bahrovz Aydini
Ziya Babai Ziya Babai
Mohamed Hocinerouhi Mohamed Hocinerouhi
Hocine Khadem Hocine Khadem
Maassouma Berouana Maassouma Berouana
Mohammad Reza Parvaneh Mohammad Reza Parvaneh
Chahrbanov Chefahi Chahrbanov Chefahi
Youssef Branki Youssef Branki
Chahine Ayzen Chahine Ayzen
Mohamed Bezdani Mohamed Bezdani
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Storyline

After the earthquake of Guilan, the film director and his son, Puya, travel to the devastated area to search for the actors of the movie the director made there a few years ago, Khane-ye Doust Kodjast? (1987). In their search, they found how people who had lost everything in the earthquake still have hope and try to live life to the fullest. Written by Sam Tabibia <samtab@uclink.berkeley.edu>

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Adventure | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

21 October 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Life, and Nothing More... See more »

Filming Locations:

Koker, Gilan Province, Iran See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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puzzling
4 August 2014 | by martin-fennellSee all my reviews

7/10 If I hadn't read a review or two this movie before watching, i would have been convinced this was a documentary. But it's not. It's a piece of fiction which comes across as a documentary. I am thinking of Orson Welles "War of the worlds" "After the 1990 earthquake in Iran that killed over 30,000 people, Kiarostami went to search for the stars of his previous film Where Is the Friend's Home?. This film is a semi-fictional work based on these events, shot in a documentary-style. It shows a director (played by Farhad Kheradmand) on this journey through the country in the aftermath of the earthquake." The movie puzzled me. Is the main actor a professional among amateurs. The acting (and I guess it is acting) doesn't come across as acting. my favourite moment comes during a sequence during which the lead speaks to two young girls doing their laundry in the open. That's because both of their houses have been destroyed due to the disaster. One of the girls seems more timid than the other. For a few moments there is a shy smile on her face. Is that acting? Looking forward to seeing more of this directors work.


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