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Brick and Mirror (1965)

Khesht va Ayeneh (original title)
| Drama | 1965 (Iran)
Hashem (Zakariya Hashemi) is a cab driver who finds an infant child in the back seat of his cab one night after he gives a ride to a young woman. He and his girlfriend, Taji (Taji Ahmadi), ... See full summary »

Director:

Ebrahim Golestan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Taji Ahmadi ... Taji
Zackaria Hashemi ... Hashem
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Goli Bozorgmehr Goli Bozorgmehr
Masoud Faghih Masoud Faghih
Parviz Fanizadeh
Manuchehr Farid Manuchehr Farid
Ghaffar Hosseinpoor Ghaffar Hosseinpoor
Mohamad Ali Keshavarz
Jamshid Mashayekhi ... Police Officer
Mehri Mehrnia Mehri Mehrnia ... Woman in the ruins
Akbar Meshkin Akbar Meshkin
Jalal Moghadam Jalal Moghadam
Pari Saberi
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Hashem (Zakariya Hashemi) is a cab driver who finds an infant child in the back seat of his cab one night after he gives a ride to a young woman. He and his girlfriend, Taji (Taji Ahmadi), try to cope with this unwanted child. Hashem insists on getting rid of the child, Taji on keeping him. By the end, Hashem gets rid of both. Written by Albin Pepe

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Ebrahim Golestan's directorial film debut. See more »

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Tortuous Experience

If you like LOTS of baby screaming, this is the film for you. If you like Godard films where if someone asks what time it is and you get a ten minute head-rattling dissertation on the meaning of time, this is the film for you. It's not bad film-making but it's truly horrible film content.

I understand those who want to intellectualize this film into being something it is not but for those grounded in reality be prepared for boredom on an epic scale - with LOTS of baby screaming for a soundtrack. I have nothing against anti-plot films and I like films that have something to say. But an endless string of characters spouting high school philosophy in the guise of being profound is mind numbing. What an ordeal.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1965 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Khesht va Ayeneh See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Studio Golestan See more »
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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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