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The Fish Fall in Love (2005)

Mahiha ashegh mishavand (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 2005 (Iran)
After 22 years, Aziz decides to return to his hometown, to sell some family possessions, including the house where he was born. But for his astonishment, the place is now a small restaurant... See full summary »

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Ali Rafie

Writer:

Ali Rafie
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Cast overview:
Reza Kianian ... Aziz
Roya Nonahali ... Atieh
Golshifteh Farahani ... Touka
Maryam Saadat ... Goli
Maedeh Tahmasebi Maedeh Tahmasebi ... Gohar
Farrokh Nemati Farrokh Nemati ... Younes
Siamak Safari Siamak Safari ... Rahmat
Mahdi Pakdel ... Reza
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After 22 years, Aziz decides to return to his hometown, to sell some family possessions, including the house where he was born. But for his astonishment, the place is now a small restaurant, run by four women, one of them a girl whom he once dated. Attieh, the girl, tries to convince him not to sell the place by, instead of telling him a story a day as Sheherazade, cooking him a delicious dish every day. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Drama | Romance

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Loosely based on the Parisian fable of Shahrazad and A Thousand and One Nights See more »

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Don't Spare The Oranges
1 May 2009 | by druid333-2See all my reviews

Iran certainly has been a contender for some very interesting films (and I mean that in the good sense...of course). 'The Fish Fall In Love',from 2005 manages to cement that fine reputation. There has long been a relationship with cinema & food that entices audiences. The plot here:when Aziz returns from a twenty plus year prison sentence in a Tehran prison,he just wants to return to his home,located by the Caspian Sea,only to find that his ex fiancée has turned it into a popular restaurant. Atieh (his ex lover)sees Aziz & panics that he wants his house back,and attempts to sway him from taking back his house by letting him stay in one of the unused rooms (and supplying him with a non stop array of mouth watering meals). Does Aziz take back his house? I certainly won't spoil it for you. Besides all of that lovely food on display,the photography is lush with splashes of colour in the right places (oranges are a metaphor for life here). The film wins over with a well written & directed screenplay (by first time writer/director,Ali Rafiee),with a mostly unknown cast (although, the films's central female lead,Roya Nonahali has several films under her belt,already). The film's photography is a treat for the eye. This film is sparsely distributed by an independent studio that only lends their films out to art galleries & film societies,so a bit of searching out will be a pre requisite (plus,as far as I know,there's no DVD release out there). Spoken in Farsi with English subtitles. Not rated,this film serves up a few rude words,but is otherwise fine for older children,with a bit of patients (films from Iran can be a bit slowly paced).


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

2005 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Mahiha Ham Ashegh Mishavand See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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