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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.

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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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Did You Know?

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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Referenced in Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011) See more »

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Simple and poetic. I loved it!
25 July 2004 | by brush_the_snowSee all my reviews

This is poetry. The landscapes filmed by Kiarostami are beautiful. The cinematography is just fabulous. It is a very simple and honest movie, about life, and death too. It just flows... Most of the people seen in the movie are not actors, they are really just the population of Siah Dareh and that makes this look real, not some fake pretentious bullshit like many we see nowadays. The interaction with the little boy is truly touching. I loved this and you will either love it or find it the most boring movie ever. It isn't, really and if you do find it boring, maybe your own true self isn't just ready for this type of film. I truly recommend it. The words "bad ma ra khahad bord" will remain with me forever. I was marked by this beautiful piece of art.


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