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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 ... Mansour's Boss
Furkal Fayziev Furkal Fayziev ... Assassin
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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 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


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Rated PG for violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Co-writer Belle Avery was a Bond girl. She appears as the girl in the boat in the pre-title sequence of The Living Daylights (1987), where she is credited under the name of Kell Tyler. 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 »

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[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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The Legend of Omar Khayyam
Composed and Produced by Elton Ahi
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10 September 2005 | by darya-taheriSee all my reviews

At the beginning I just followed my friends to support the independent film industry. After I watched it for the first time, I felt in love with the movie. I am a detail oriented person and love to watch movies, which keeps you busy to catch very small details and Kayvan packed it with so many details. After the show he added much more details to it by explaining about the cast and all the background thoughts, actions, struggles. This made me to go back twice to see the movie. For a film without Hollywood support, it was amazing to see such a perfection. To me Kayvan is a very talented young director and soon he will be very successful in his profession. I have a great respect for the people who are fighting for their passion! Thanks Kayvan & Co. You will have always my support!


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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