This movie is based on the Trilogy Novel called "Cheshmane John Malkovich" (John Malkovich's Eyes). It has 3 episodes namely "Kamin" (Ambush), "Sayeha Bidarand" (The Shadows are Awake) and "Cheshmane John Malkovich" (John Malkovich's Eyes.
Story begins with a 14-year-old girl called Ningaal Bardin and her best friend Tissa Bertas who are both huge fans of a Hollywood actor named, Viggo Mortensen. Life is normal for both of the teenagers until Nin Bardin catches a "No more blood..." T-shirt, Viggo Mortensen throws out to the crowds at National Peace March before reading his poem, "Back to Babylon". That's when the incredible story begins...Written by
The director took the lead child actor and his family to Dubai(the child actor's favorite city) for a while before shooting begins to get to know each other better and establish a closer relationship with her child actor. See more »
When I first read the story I fell in love with it immediately but the film was not what I expected.
This story requires some very complicated special effects, that's the very thing this movie is lacking and that is the only flaw in the movie.
The actors and the set are fabulous and the lines are great, just like in the book.
I have one advice for people who like the story, don't watch this movie, it will ruin the story for you and your feelings towards some special characters. Cast and crew were definitely doing their best but this story needs very powerful special effects and this film did not have even one! But I am sure those who haven't read the stories will like the movie.
The music was very nice though.
I would love to see a flawless re-make of this movie because it deserves it. The sooner, the better...
Reza Ashkan Far Tehran
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