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Ririva Eona Mabi,
Bal Kumari Gurung
A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.
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
Its about the philosophy and love, i wont say any more because it spoils the first half of the movie
one of the most original movies I've seen, its a really peaceful movie with a lot of silences, poetic silences i would call it. But its very different and nothing like I've seen before, romantic, and a lot of philosophy in it. Its a well thought of and well directed movie but if you cant appreciate art movies maybe you wont enjoy it, but you should give it a try anyway otherwise how would you know, i didn't. Anyway the best would be to watch it on DVD rather than on TV because the breaks really spoils the pace of it and would make the movie seem slower and you might not enjoy it then because with this movie there could be a very fine line between liking it and getting bored(i watched it on TV, maybe thats where it loses one point, but it could be very different with other viewers). Its a beautiful movie!
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