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The River's End (2003)

Gav khuni (original title)
| Drama, Fantasy | 2003 (Iran)
A young man leaves his birthplace, Isfahan, to come to capital city ,Tehran, to forgot his childhood memories. He is the storyteller and he tarts revealing his dreams which have been ... See full summary »

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Behruz Afkhami
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Ezzatolah Entezami
Bahram Radan
Bahareh Rahnama Bahareh Rahnama
Sorush Sehhat Sorush Sehhat
Arash Majidi Arash Majidi
Sasan Parsi Sasan Parsi
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A young man leaves his birthplace, Isfahan, to come to capital city ,Tehran, to forgot his childhood memories. He is the storyteller and he tarts revealing his dreams which have been started a few months after the death of his father. In these dreams father persuades him to go to the Gav Khuni Swamp. Written by Pouyan Baneshat

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Persian

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2003 (Iran) See more »

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The River's End See more »

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Tehran, Iran See more »

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Picture World See more »
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Daring & Hypnotic
25 August 2009 | by corrosion-2See all my reviews

Gavkhuni is a bold and daring experiment by its director Behruz Afkhami. I can not recall any other Iranian movie like it. It is as though a novel has been brought to the screen verbatim; just adding scenery to the novel being narrated with hardly a word of dialogue.For the first hour we don't even see the co-leading actor (Bahram Radan) only hear him narrating the story. The other leading actor, Ezatollah Entezami (who is magnificent) is seen but only speaks a few words. Comparioson with Lynch, specially Mullholland Drive, are apt. Gavkhuni plays with the audience on the subjects of memory, fantasy and truth and lets them sort out the puzzle. It will not be everybody's cup of tea but I found it riveting and hypnotic.


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