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The Music Man (2007)

Santouri (original title)
Not being able to work because of the religious country's prejudice against music, a talented Santour player has to deal with poverty, addiction and the absence of his ex-wife.

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Dariush Mehrjui
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Credited cast:
Bahram Radan ... Ali Boloorchi
Golshifteh Farahani ... Hanieh
Masoud Rayegany ... Ali's father
Roya Taymourian ... Ali's mother
Nader Soleymani Nader Soleymani ... Hamed Boloorchi
Maedeh Tahmasebi Maedeh Tahmasebi ... Hanieh's mother
Mahyar Pourhesabi Mahyar Pourhesabi ... Tamayol
Siamak Khahani Siamak Khahani ... Javid
Mohammad Solooki Mohammad Solooki ... Psychologist
Hassan Pourshirazi Hassan Pourshirazi ... Addict
Sadreddin Hejazi Sadreddin Hejazi ... Addict
Ali Asghar Tabasi Ali Asghar Tabasi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kianoosh Gerami Kianoosh Gerami ... Party intruder
Amin Salahloo Amin Salahloo ... Bahman
Bardia Zadeh ... Child
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Ali is son of a well-off family who plays santoor (an Iranian instrument like dulcimer) and has earned some reputation through his concerts and teaching music but is rejected by his family because of this profession which they despise. He falls for one of his music students but after a short blissful period, life doesn't treat him as well as before and also his addiction agonizes him in his numbered days before redemption. Written by Hossein sr

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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Golshifteh Farahani plays the piano herself in the film. See more »

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The Musicman is the story of love and life of a young Iranian musician.
18 May 2016 | by rahashirleySee all my reviews

I watched this movie recently, it was truly one of the best Persian movies I ever watched. I like the way it shows young loves, when you are young and deeply in love and you will do crazy things and these all are just fine, but nothing good last forever and when hard situations comes and it seems like nobody believes in you and what you do in your life, you just doubt yourself and by that you will lose everything.

this movie shows how things can get hard when you are young and immature and you've got different ideas, interests and goals than others. how things can get hard when there's nobody to support you but love of your life. but if you don't do carefully you can lose her/him too.

plus this actually shows Iran Society and young Iranian people's problems. such a shame to say there are a lot of people like Ali in Iran, losing all they got and dying in loneliness.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1 February 2007 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Ali santoori See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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