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We Only Live Twice (2008)

Tanha do bar zendegi mikonim (original title)
Siamak who is a minibus driver decides that he wants to die and chose his birth day to do so. Before that he wants to do all the things which he was wishing to do in his life. But one day he meets a girl which change his life.

Director:

Behnam Behzadi

Writer:

Behnam Behzadi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alireza Aghakhani Alireza Aghakhani ... Siamak
Negar Javaherian ... Shahrzad
Ebadollah Karimi Ebadollah Karimi
Raya Nasiri Raya Nasiri
Ramin Rastad Ramin Rastad
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Siamak who is a minibus driver decides that he wants to die and chose his birth day to do so. Before that he wants to do all the things which he was wishing to do in his life. But one day he meets a girl which change his life.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

16 December 2009 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

We Only Live Twice See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Budget:

IRR 2,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Story of a Dead Man
21 January 2011 | by buff_filmbuffSee all my reviews

Oh, what can I say? As an Iranian myself, I can say this is one of the best Iranian movies I've ever seen. One of those which keep you thinking for a long time after watching them. Many people believe it is similar to another Iranian movie "Nafas-e Amigh" (Parviz Shahbazi, 2003). Well, I haven't watched that one yet, so I can say my review is totally based on what "this" movie is about, without comparing it to any other one.

In his first feature film, the director "Behnam Behzadi" shows a promising new voice in the cinema of Iran. The non-linear story of the film, along with the good performance of its two main characters, keeps you enjoying the movie till the end. The strange role of Siamak, played by "Alireza Aghakhani", his silence, the way he looks, and the strange relationship that forms between him and Shahrzad is charming. And I believe "Negar Javaherian" gives her best performance in this movie.

The snow sequence, which is repeatedly seen during the film, accompanied by the beautiful music of "Hossein Alizadeh" and good hand-held cinematography of "Bayram Fazli", illustrates Siamak's lonely and disconsolate life very well.

To make the long story short, "Tanha Do Bar Zendegi Mikonim" is the story of our boring life, which can be changed by love. And I think that's what the movie is trying to say in the end. True love will give you the hope to go on and fight, in spite of all the misery you may have in your life.


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