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Sokout (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 9 September 1998 (France)
Everyday, 10-year old Khorsid takes the bus to his work at an instrument maker's shop and everyday something unexpected happens.

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tahmineh Normatova Tahmineh Normatova ... Khorshid
Nadereh Abdelahyeva Nadereh Abdelahyeva ... Nadareh
Goibibi Ziadolahyeva Goibibi Ziadolahyeva ... Khorshid's Mother
Araz M. Shirmohamadi Araz M. Shirmohamadi
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Storyline

Because of his special gift in identifying objects by the sounds they make, a blind young boy is employed as a string instrument tuner in a small village in Tajikistan. He may be blind but that does not mean he cannot see. On his way to work, he could tell the quality of the bread the young girls along the streets are peddling by simply touching their ware. His world is made more colorful and quaint because of his sensitivity to his surroundings. The only problem is that he is easily "tempted" by street musicians' performances and arrives late at work. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Iran | Tajikistan | France

Language:

Persian | Tajik | Russian

Release Date:

9 September 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El silencio See more »

Filming Locations:

Tajikistan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,672, 14 November 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,898, 16 July 2000
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Beyond movie, this is poetry, art, beauty.
28 October 2001 | by FrankDefordSee all my reviews

This is simply the most beautiful movie I've ever seen. It revitalized all my senses. It helps to have some information about the cultural background of the movie. The fact that it takes place in Tajikistan an X-soviet republic, of Iranian ethnicity and Persian language etc.


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