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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, 10 June 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$224,512, 7 May 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Miss Sangorski: Poetry is only words that make you feel something special... inside.
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The Legend of Omar Khayyam
Composed and Produced by Elton Ahi
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naive
21 June 2015 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

but seductive. for landscapes more than performances. for the noble idea and for the homage to Omar Khayam. for the presence of few good actors. for a different image about Orient , useful in period of crisis and confusion. more than a film, it is a sketch. not impressive, fake in many scenes, unrealistic and very simple. but interesting as sign for discover more about culture, civilization,poetry and Persian circles of knowledge . and each meeting with Vanessa Redgrave is a happy moment. this film is not an exception. short, a naive film. about a lost world, piece of contemporary way to discover and understand the essence of European civilization.naive. seductive. and useful. not exactly as entertainment. but for remember.


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