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It's Winter (2006)

Zemestan (original title)
The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.

Director:

Rafi Pitts

Writers:

Mahmoud Dowlatabadi (story), Rafi Pitts
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mitra Hajjar ... Khatoun
Ali Nicksaulat Ali Nicksaulat ... Marhab
Said Orkani Said Orkani ... Ali Reza
Hashem Abdi Hashem Abdi ... Moktar
Zahra Jafari Zahra Jafari ... Little Girl
Naser Madahi Naser Madahi ... The Boss
Safari Ghassemi Safari Ghassemi ... Grandmother
Valiollah Sali Valiollah Sali ... Mokhtar's boss
Hossein Hadgbegi Hossein Hadgbegi ... Cafe owner
Mohammad Nazari Mohammad Nazari ... Waiter
Leila Solymani Leila Solymani ... Prostitute
Ali Fanaian Ali Fanaian ... Policeman
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Storyline

A man is fired from his job. Having no more options, he decides to go find work abroad, leaving behind his wife and daughter. Months pass and his family hear no word from him. A stranger, a mechanic, arrives in town in search of work. His eyes wander to the beautiful young woman whom he hears no longer has a husband. A struggle to survive of a generation torn between wanting to leave its country yet bound by blood to home. Written by Gordon Spragg

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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

11 January 2007 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Winter See more »

Filming Locations:

Mossadegh Street, Tehran, Iran See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$331,400, 11 February 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (as presented in Dolby Surround Sound)| Dolby SR (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Bleak yet beautiful
14 February 2009 | by doublemeSee all my reviews

A beautiful film that tells an emotionally complex story of alienation and longing with the minimum of dialogue.

That is all I wanted to say really, but it seems brevity is not a virtue sort by IMDb. I understand the ten line minimum; IMDb does not want to be overwhelmed by vacuous one line reviews. But surly my well chosen 18 words are a triumph of economy and concision, and through these excellent qualities are exempt to such a well meaning yet indiscriminate prohibition. Furthermore there can be little danger of "It's Winter" being overwhelmed by reviews of any sort... My vain blathering seem to have taken me over the quota...


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