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Willow and Wind (1999)

Beed-o baad (original title)
| Drama, Family | 1999 (Iran)
A boy breaks a window at his school and sets out to fix it on his own during a storm.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hadi Alipour Hadi Alipour ... The Boy
Amir Janfada Amir Janfada ... Ardakani (The New Student)
Majid Alipour Majid Alipour ... The Tall Boy
Mohammad Sharif Ebrahimi Mohammad Sharif Ebrahimi ... The Principal
Bahman Hassani Bahman Hassani ... The Teacher
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A boy breaks a window at his school and sets out to fix it on his own during a storm.

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Drama | Family

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Iran | Japan

Language:

Persian

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1999 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

A fűzfa és a szél See more »

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Rudbar, Gilan, Iran See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Masterpiece by Iran director Mohammad-Ali Talebi
25 February 2002 | by jowangSee all my reviews

A young school boy was ordered to walk a long way to purchase a piece of window glass larger than he could carry back to his school. The weather was bitter and the wind so strong that he almost failed on the road. He tried hard and finally moved the load back to the classroom where he was supposed to fix up a broken window. He was all alone and no one to turn for help. The glass blew crushed in pieces by the wind...

This is the best film I've seen in recent years. It gives helplessness and uncertainty a wider view, in isolated mountainy landscape. This one is a seamlessly made masterpiece by Iran director Mohammad-Ali Talebi. The child actor is very creditable.


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