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The Willow Tree (2005)

Beed-e majnoon (original title)
PG | | Drama | 3 August 2007 (USA)
Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?


Majid Majidi


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Credited cast:
Parviz Parastui ... Youssef
Roya Taymourian ... Roya
Soghra Obeisi Soghra Obeisi ... Mother (as Afarin Obeisi)
Mohammad Amir Naji ... Morteza
Melika Eslafi Melika Eslafi ... Mariam
Leila Otadi ... Pari (as Leila Outadi)
Mahmoud Behraznia Mahmoud Behraznia ... Mahmood
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dawlat Asadi Dawlat Asadi ... Puya
Melika Aslafi Melika Aslafi ... Maryam
Ahmad Gavaheri Ahmad Gavaheri ... Cashani
Fouad Nahas Fouad Nahas ... Dr. Roque


Blind since childhood, Youssef has a devoted wife, loving daughter, and successful university career, but his affliction fills him with secret torment. As if in answer to his prayers, a clinic restores his sight- a miracle that is double-edged. Although this new world of sight and color floods him with ecstacy- the breathtaking images seen through his reawakened eyes include a dazzling vista of snow-blanketed hills, a shower of molten gold sparks in a jewlery foundry, an array of lollipop lights behind a rain-speckled car window- it also plunges him into a labyrinth of confusion and temptations. A pretty student begins to enclipse his previously invisible wife; he silently watches a subway pickpoket, who fixes him with a look of withering complicity. Eager to claim the lost life he feels he is owed but unable to take the next step, Youssef is inflamed with possibility and paralyzed with egoism. A resonant metaphor for life's second chances and a powerful parable of sigh and insight, ... Written by Arya

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After Rain
5 December 2011 | by sheroz_aziz75See all my reviews

You will find some similarities in majid majidi's each films that are man is attached with nature sometimes its rain sometimes ostrich and sparrows and other times its tress.

This was one of Iranian and majidi's best film when the teacher is blind He loves inner beauty and feel nature and when He gets his eyes vision which is not transitory.He first fall in love with a girl who has a outer beauty and tires to leave her mom and wife back who cared his 38 years life.Then he finds some distress like poverty when he comes by a shop and watch a poor baby then he see a guy who is spending his life on risk by doing pick pocket.

its better to not to have vision when world has such distress and misfortune

we'll have to thank him for what he as given us because when he doesn't, there are some reasons behind it.

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Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,048, 5 August 2007

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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