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Sex & Philosophy (2005)

Sex o phalsapheh (original title)
On his fortieth birthday, a man engineers a revolt against himself. He telephones his lovers -- all four of them -- and arranges to meet them at his dance school that afternoon. The women ... See full summary »

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daler Nazarov
Mariam Gaibova Mariam Gaibova
Farzona Beknazarova Farzona Beknazarova
Tahmineh Ebrahimova Tahmineh Ebrahimova
Malohat Abdulloeva Malohat Abdulloeva
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nadira Abdullaeva Nadira Abdullaeva
Ali Akbar Abdulloev Ali Akbar Abdulloev
Dilafruz Burkhanova Dilafruz Burkhanova
Lutfullo Davlat Lutfullo Davlat
Malika Gadoeva Malika Gadoeva
Nika Gafurova Nika Gafurova
Gulrukhsor Gayurova Gulrukhsor Gayurova
Turana Ismail Turana Ismail
Tamanno Karimova Tamanno Karimova
Nodira Mazitova Nodira Mazitova
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On his fortieth birthday, a man engineers a revolt against himself. He telephones his lovers -- all four of them -- and arranges to meet them at his dance school that afternoon. The women are shocked to discover that they have been sharing the affections of the same man. He arrives and tries to explain his actions. He has realized that time is limited for each of us. Total honesty is the only answer. One by one we review the beginning of each affair. The man and his lovers discuss passion, possession, time. How love blossoms from even the smallest seed. He gives each woman a parting gift -- a stopwatch -- and asks them to measure each minute of true love that they experience from now on. The women leave. The man is alone. Later, the fourth woman calls him and they arrange to meet at her house, where he finds the tables turned: he is now one of four lovers. Unable to handle the new situation, the men argue and depart. The man is left alone again... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France | Iran | Tajikistan

Language:

Russian | Tajik

Release Date:

9 December 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Seks ve felsefe See more »

Filming Locations:

Tajikistan

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Official submission of Tajikistan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 78th Academy Awards in 2006. See more »

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Jan: Every love affair is a result of trivial events
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Great poetic film!!!
4 October 2005 | by daniel_man38See all my reviews

OK, this is my first review here. I am pretty much writing it, because this was the best movie I saw at the 2005 Rio's Film Festival and since then I have only seen people trash it. This is simply a beautiful poetic film about the definition of love and what it means for much of today's relationships. I have to say that I disagreed with some of it's conclusions, but that didn't at all damaged my enjoyment. What more can I say? Everything is beautifully constructed in the screen: the car with the 40 candles, the empty plane, the stopwatch, the hands touching, the singing with the glasses, the city in the winter with the umbrella, ... All followed by great music and some dancing (witch some critics thought should have been more meaningful, instead of just plan fun). Since I never saw a Makhmalbaf's film before, I can only compare saying that its much like a Godard's, but without his recent bitterness and with actually something to say (or at least with something I care about listening). Finishing, it's about the search for the moments of happiness in life. Definitely a must for people tired of those boring narrative movies that cant seen to stop telling those same old dramatic stories with no originality in the scenes' enrichment.


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