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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 »

Director:

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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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

The first lines of the film are a love poem by Omar Khayyam, recited in English Vanessa Redgrave. 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

[Last lines]
Grandfather: Remember, it wasn't Omar's poetry that made him important, it was the poetry of his life.
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Soundtracks

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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third school friend was missing in the story
12 August 2006 | by golnar_pSee all my reviews

The Idea of the movie is great and in this short time Mashayekh has done a fine job, but the actors used very shallow dialogs and up to the point conversations which made them act not very naturally. the half Persian half English dialogs of the family was not done properly, why did Nader narrated the story in Persian and the old Grandfather in English? The most important thing that kind of bothered me throughout the whole story was that the third friend Nizam-ol-Mulk was not mentioned and we all know the famous friendship of the three students of emam mowafigh, Omar, Hassan and Nizam-ol mulk, and always read in books and heard that the person who gave power and wealth to hassan and supported Omar's research was Nizam who he was malekshah's Vizier.


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