When an old couple washes their gabbeh - a type of Persian rug - a young woman magically appears and tells them her life story.

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf
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Cast overview:
Abbas Sayah Abbas Sayah ... Uncle
Shaghayeh Djodat Shaghayeh Djodat ... Gabbeh
Hossein Moharami Hossein Moharami ... Old Man
Rogheih Moharami Rogheih Moharami ... Old Woman
Parvaneh Ghalandari Parvaneh Ghalandari
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Storyline

An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two clean the rug. This young woman belongs to the clan whose history is depicted in the design of the gabbeh, and the rug recounts the story of the courtship of the young woman by a stranger from the clan. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Pure poetry
31 October 2011 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

A carpet. Few stories as seeds of humanity. Waves of color. Shadows of existence. A huge carpet. Love as threads of this carpet. A parable, a fairy tale, fragment of a honeycomb with mythical honey. Picture of a world in which past and present are a single stitch carpet.Colors, faces music in a mixture who lives in roots of a way to see and describe the universe.. Traditions and games. Confesions of a spirit and water as Ariadne thread. And images. Seductive, fragile, powerful and harsh. Looks as signs of time who is almost piece of clay. A wonderful Iranian movie about the small eternal truth. Twoo old people. A carpet. And a story. The result - an overwhelming beauty.


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Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

25 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det persiske teppet See more »

Filming Locations:

Iran

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Gross USA:

$532,629

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$532,629
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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