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A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mirhadi Tayebi Mirhadi Tayebi ... The Policeman
Mohsen Makhmalbaf ... The Director
Ali Bakhsi Ali Bakhsi ... The Young Policeman
Ammar Tafti Dehghan Ammar Tafti Dehghan ... The Young Director (as Ammar Tafti)
Maryam Mohamadamini Maryam Mohamadamini ... The Young Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moharram Zaynalzadeh Moharram Zaynalzadeh
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Storyline

A forty year old ex-cop goes to Tehran to meet with the director Makmalbaf and act in his latest film. Twenty years ago the director had wounded the policeman with a knife in an attempt to disarm him to take his gun. The filmmaker, who fought against the Shah's regime, was arrested and spent several years in prison. So, today, he proposes to man to reconstruct the story cinematically: each of them will choose a guy to play their roles. The boys chosen take things very seriously and, in the end, will not fight, but rather, will offer one another... the bread and flowers! Written by aa

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

9 April 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Matter of Innocence See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,997, 14 November 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,598, 4 July 2000
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MK2 Productions,Pakhshiran See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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A masterpiece
9 January 2000 | by amir-22See all my reviews

This is the greatest among the dozen or so Makhmalbaf titles I have seen. I was stunned that a movie so thematically complex (politics, history, redemption, etc.) can be conveyed with a superb lightness of touch. When you watch it, you really feel like you're watching a comedy. Only gradually does the movie reveal its many layers, culminating in a final freeze-frame that might be the BEST in all of cinema. More people should watch this movie! (It's certainly a lot more fun than anything by Abbas Kiarostami - a man who is more of a moral philosopher than a film-maker per se).


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