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The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Bad ma ra khahad bord (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 24 November 1999 (France)
Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Director:

Abbas Kiarostami

Writers:

Mahmoud Aiden (idea), Abbas Kiarostami
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Behzad Dorani Behzad Dorani ... Engineer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noghre Asadi Noghre Asadi
Roushan Karam Elmi Roushan Karam Elmi
Bahman Ghobadi
Shahpour Ghobadi Shahpour Ghobadi
Reihan Heidari Reihan Heidari
Masood Mansouri Masood Mansouri
Ali Reza Naderi Ali Reza Naderi
Frangis Rahsepar Frangis Rahsepar
Masoameh Salimi Masoameh Salimi
Farzad Sohrabi Farzad Sohrabi
Lida Soltani Lida Soltani
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Storyline

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The title is a reference to a poem written by famous modern Iranian female poet Forough Farrokhzad. See more »

Goofs

When the engineer is driving back from the mountain, he stops and picks up someone who is walking down the road and starts talking to him, but when the camera shows the car from long shot for the first time, there is no one in the car other than the engineer. See more »

Quotes

Engineer: But it wasn't Farhad who dug Behistun.
Hole Digger: I know.
Engineer: Who Then?
Hole Digger: It was love. The love of Shirin.
Engineer: Bravo! You must know love.
Hole Digger: A man without love cannot live.
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What a wonderful movie
13 December 2004 | by anders-85See all my reviews

What a wonderful movie. Iranian movies are making way internationally and are also becoming an important political tool. The leading Iranian director is Abbas Kiarostami. I really enjoyed the rhythm of this strange and different movie. This is an art-film at its very best. All set in the wonderful scenery of Kurdistan. The pictures and the poetry is beautiful. The cast is natural, common people. Please buy the DVD and see it! The movie is - unfortunately - sure not to come to a theater near you. The director Abbas Kiarostami says that 50% of a movie is made by associations and in the audience own head. Very different from the American movies where everything usually is served on one plate.


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Details

Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian | Kurdish

Release Date:

24 November 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wind Will Carry Us See more »

Filming Locations:

Siah Dareh, Kurdistan, Iran

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,417, 30 July 2000

Gross USA:

$259,510

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$259,510
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Company Credits

Production Co:

MK2 Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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