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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

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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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Details

Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$213,253, 26 November 2000
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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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Trivia

The title is a reference to a poem written by Iranian famous modern 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: Hurry up. Get in.
Farzad: I can't come now.
Engineer: Why?
Farzad: I need one more answer for the exam.
Engineer: What is it?
Farzad: The fourth question.
Engineer: You don't know the answer?
Farzad: No.
Engineer: Why?
Farzad: Because I don't.
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A moving, life-confirming, and soulful comedy
7 February 2008 | by G_a_l_i_n_aSee all my reviews

It is a very interesting and compelling film that on the surface seems to be one of the most boring ever made. "Wind Will Carry Us" tells the story of Behzad, the documentary director, who travels with his crew from Tehran to the tiny remote village of Siah Dareh where they hope to document an ancient funeral ritual. While there, all they can do is wait for an old lady to die and to hope that it would happen sooner than later. The lady does not seem to hurry to meet her Creator. Nothing much happens with the exception of waiting and repetitions of the same conversations on the cell phone with the constant interruption of calls but the honest and poetic celebration of the world around us shines through every frame of this ode to joy of life. One of my friends, who had recommended the movie to me, suggested that it should not be over- aestheticized and I totally agree. The film's serious political and social metaphors and overtones are undeniable but in its core, it is a moving, life-confirming, and soulful comedy. Watching my first Abbas Kiarastami's movie was a very rewarding experience.


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