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Hello Cinema (1995)

Salaam Cinema (original title)
Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up, he decides to make a movie about the casting and the ... See full summary »

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shaghayeh Djodat Shaghayeh Djodat ... Herself
Behzad Dorani Behzad Dorani ... Himself
Feizola Gashghai Feizola Gashghai ... Himself
Maryam Keyhan Maryam Keyhan ... Herself
Mohsen Makhmalbaf ... Himself
M.H. Mokhtarian M.H. Mokhtarian ... Himself
Kambiz Shabankare Kambiz Shabankare ... Himself
Mirhadi Tayebi Mirhadi Tayebi ... Himself
Azadeh Zanganeh Azadeh Zanganeh ... Herself
Moharram Zaynalzadeh Moharram Zaynalzadeh ... Himself
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Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up, he decides to make a movie about the casting and the screen tests of the would-be actors. Written by Sam Tabibnia <samtab@uclink.berkeley.edu>

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Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

14 April 1995 (USA) See more »

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Hello Cinema See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Amoon, Green Film House See more »
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A heart expanding movie on the love for cinema, from a country we know far too little of.
15 January 2002 | by D-JSee all my reviews

It has one of the best opening scenes: is it a street riot? an anti-American demonstration? where is the sale? But soon the director does what he likes best: manipulate the hell out of his actors, and us, as if we are puppets. The eagerness of those people to appear in his movie is anywhere between touching to awful (hey folks, it's only a movie). But maybe it says more about the importance of film in Iranian culture. I saw it three times and was equally engaged every time.


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