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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:

Omar 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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Guide Company Films Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The shipping company lost six days' worth of unprocessed film after it left Uzbekistan and miraculously "relocated" it one day later in London. 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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The Legend of Omar Khayyam
Composed and Produced by Elton Ahi
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Make the most of what we may yet spend
6 August 2005 | by bobbiecowanSee all my reviews

I went to see this film only to support the independent industry, but ended up truly enjoying the movie. The characters are memorable, the story itself is wonderful, the acting is superb, and the music is just the icing on the cake. This movie makes me want to connect with others, and apparently the other viewers felt the same as we were all discussing the message afterwords.

For a film of this magnitude to be someone's first film is truly astonishing. Kayvan has amazing talent and yet is humble.

...the most important thing your elders can give you is their words, their stories, pieces of their hearts.

Are you going to be a Keeper?


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