Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in his family from one generation to another, and now it is his responsibility to keep the story alive for future generations. The film takes us from the modern day to the epic past where the relationship between Omar Khayyam, Hassan Sabbah (the original creator of the sect of Assassins) and their mutual love for a beautiful woman separate them from their eternal bond of friendship. Filmed almost entirely on location in Samarkand and Bukhara, Uzbekistan.
Kayvan Mashayekh, Writer/Director "The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam"
Love, Destiny, Faith.....eternal truths from a genius with the soul of a poet
10 June 2005 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $7,310,
10 June 2005, Limited Release
Gross USA: $224,512, 7 May 2006
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
had just arrived on a location scout for the film in Morocco on 11 September 2001. After returning to the US a week later, no one would talk to him about his project for one year and all financial backers withdrew support. See more
The Alalamut (Aluh Amut) Castle, center of operation of Hassan-e-Sabah is actually 670 miles (1048 Kilometers) away from Nishapur (Nishabur) the capital of Malik Shah. See more
I pray that our paths never cross again. If they do, I would have to kill you.
The most excellent jihad is that of the conquest of self.
The Legend of Omar Khayyam
Composed and Produced by Elton Ahi See more