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Ten (2002)

Dah (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 18 September 2002 (France)
A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.

Director:

Abbas Kiarostami
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mania Akbari ... Driver
Amin Maher ... Amin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kamran Adl Kamran Adl
Roya Akbari Roya Akbari ... Prostitute + Lover (as Roya Arabshahi)
Roya Arabshahi Roya Arabshahi
Amene Moradi Amene Moradi
Mandana Sharbaf Mandana Sharbaf
Katayoun Taleizadeh Katayoun Taleizadeh
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Storyline

Ten, the latest film by Iranian master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, focuses on ten conversations between a female driver in Tehran and the passengers in her car. Her exchanges with her young son, a jilted bride, a prostitute, a women on her way to prayer and others, shed light on the lives and emotions of these women whose voices are seldom heard. Written by Stephen Kirkham

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Ranked #447 in Empire magazines "the 500 greatest movies of all time" in 2008. See more »

Goofs

Car windows, both driver's and passenger's, vary between being closed, part-open or open between shots. See more »

Quotes

Prostitute: [to a Married woman] You are wholesailers. We are retailers.
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Connections

Featured in Letter to my mother (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Walking In The Air
Written and Performed by Howard Blake
© Chester Music Limited represented by Première Music Group
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User Reviews

 
A Wonderful Film............
21 August 2006 | by turkamSee all my reviews

I have seen many impressive Iranian films over the years. "Ten" may be the very best of them for a variety of reasons. I think the film is remarkable because it looks so simple, but I imagine setting up the camera and capturing the realistic dialogue and plot-line we see in the film had to have taken a lot of preparation. I also think the director deliberately chose scenery to accommodate the backdrop of the film, and he must have driven around Teheran constantly to figure out which images to put in the background. I think the scenes with the murals of new arch-conservative president are very telling. "Ten" seems to have a lot of messages under the radar, including the subversive powers of all governments (certainly including our own in America) to censor art. I think the relationship between the mother and her son is a very poignant one, and it shows how children and adults simply live in different spheres of the universe. Film is strikingly similar in some aspects to American independent filmmaker Rob Nilsson's film "Signal 7" which came out over 20 years ago.


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Country:

Iran | France | USA

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

18 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,559, 9 March 2003

Gross USA:

$105,990

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$452,895
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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