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The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005)

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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... See full summary »

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Kayvan Mashayekh

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Echahly ... Kamran
Bruno Lastra ... Omar Khayyam
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Malikshah
Rade Serbedzija ... Imam Muaffak (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Vanessa Redgrave ... Miss Sangorski
Christopher Simpson ... Hassan Sabbah
Marie Espinosa Marie Espinosa ... Darya
Diane Baker ... Miss Taylor
C. Thomas Howell ... Coach Fielding
Kevin Anding Kevin Anding ... Timmy
Puya Behinaein ... Nader
Daniel Black Daniel Black ... Little Omar
Dariush Iran Nezhad Dariush Iran Nezhad ... Grandfather (as Daryoush Irannejad)
Richard Dillard Richard Dillard ... Mansour's Boss
Furkal Fayziev Furkal Fayziev ... Assassin
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Storyline

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. Written by Kayvan Mashayekh, Writer/Director "The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam"

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Love, Destiny, Faith.....eternal truths from a genius with the soul of a poet


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

Persian | English

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Keeper See more »

Filming Locations:

Registan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,310, 12 June 2005

Gross USA:

$225,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$225,863
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kayvan Mashayekh 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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[First LInes]
Miss Sangorski: [Voiceover] Ah, my beloved, fill the cup that clears Today of past regrets and future fears; Tomorrow? Tomorrow I may be, Myself, with yesterday's seven thousand years.
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From Here To Beyond
Performed by Shani Rigsbee
Written by Shani Rigsbee
Published by Cherokee Charm Music (ascap)
Courtesy of Cherokee Music Group
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fairy tale in fairy tale
8 July 2015 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it is not difficult to criticize it. it is not a surprise to love it. far to be a real good film, it has the gift to be beautiful. for images, for story, for drops from Arabian Nights, for the presence of Redgrave and for remind the great Khayyam. in fact, more than a film, it is a fairy tale. tradition, from old recipes, with same charm but not the same science of detail like in the Modern squares from Orient. its subject it is generous - the survive of tradition. the stories - like the colors in a Persian carpet not always inspired used. but the result is decent and the beauty is more powerful against the not artistic high virtues. a film who could be useful. for remind old stories. for rediscover the Orient in a better light.


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