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The House Is Black (1963)

Khaneh siah ast (original title)
Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness", of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.

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Forugh Farrokhzad
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Forugh Farrokhzad ... Narrator (uncredited)
Ebrahim Golestan ... Narrator (uncredited)
Hossein Mansouri Hossein Mansouri ... Himself (uncredited)
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Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness", of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

24 February 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bababaghi Hospice, Tabriz, Iran

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Studio Golestan See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The leper colony featured in the film is known as Bababaghi Hospice, which is located in the Iranian province of East Azerbaijan. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: There is no shortage of ugliness in the world. If man closed his eyes to it, there would be even more. But man is a problem solver.
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Alireza.Akhlaghi.Official
18 February 2019 | by alireza-akhlaghi84See all my reviews

Masterpiece is the basis of a documentary of its time to this day. Therefore, Iran's documentary career honor the backing of this work. Although successful movies have been seen in the Iranian documentary cinema from the first to present day, the collaboration of Ebrahim Golestan and Dear Forough Farrokhzad with documentary subjects has largely distinguished this film. The documentary refers to a place where lepers people are taken from quarantined villagers. The colony of lepers living together in an enclosed environment. The most important thing in the audience's beliefs, as the name suggests, is the mere darkness of the world of leprosy, but with a particular look it can be concluded that the general documented theme is life expectancy. This look can be viewed from a more in-depth angle at the wedding, kids' play and classroom. Because they laugh, despite physical problems, they play and even get married. In any case, we can not rule out that the glass of water, in addition to half empty, has full half. Forough Farrokhzad have lived for about ten days in order to accompany and coordinate of filming, and this represents a great spirit and professional approach. Signs indicate that the documentary has the 19th place among the fifty documentary titles in the world, in the site and sond, which is typically a special art work for Iran.


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