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Chicken with Plums ()

Poulet aux prunes (original title)
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Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death.

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Nasser-Ali Khan
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Azraël
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Faringuisse
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Irâne
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Abdi
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Lili, adulte
Mathis Bour ...
Cyrus
Enna Balland ...
Lili
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Le maître de musique
Serge Avedikian ...
Le père d'Irâne
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Soudabeh
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Houshang / Le mendiant
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Parvine
Frédéric Saurel ...
Mirza (as Fred Saurel)
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Cyrus, 22 ans
Julia Goldstern ...
Nancy
Julia Camps y Salat ...
Faringuisse enfant (as Julia Camps Y Salat)
Jaouen Gouevic ...
Le petit-fils d'Irâne
Timothé Riquet ...
Nasser-Ali enfant
Angus Boulaire ...
Abdi enfant
François Legrand ...
Le maître d'école
Laura Baade ...
La fille de Cyrus
Dustin Graf ...
Fils de Cyrus 1
Nomi Kalsar ...
Fils Cyrus 2
Jean-Michel Dagory ...
Socrate
Christian Sengewald ...
Un élève de Socrate
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Homme bazar Rasht
Ilse Strambowski ...
Vieille femme bus
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Le docteur américain
Dietmar Rüttiger ...
Le joueur de cartes
Louis-Marie Audubert ...
Anonyme cimetière 1
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Anonyme cimetière 2
Philippe Beglia ...
Anonyme cimetière 3
Luc Gentil ...
Médecin de famille
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Puppeteer 1
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Erik, The Phantom (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Vincent Paronnaud
Marjane Satrapi

Written by

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Marjane Satrapi ... (written by) &
Vincent Paronnaud ... (written by)
 
Marjane Satrapi ... (comic book)

Produced by

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Christophe Bichot ... co-producer
Rémi Burah ... co-producer
Jeremy Burdek ... executive producer
François-Xavier Decraene ... associate producer / executive producer
Christoph Fisser ... co-producer
Nadia Khamlichi ... executive producer
Henning Molfenter ... co-producer
Hengameh Panahi ... producer
Adrian Politowski ... co-producer
Jasmina Torbati ... line producer (as Jasmin Torbati)
Gilles Waterkeyn ... co-producer
Charlie Woebcken ... co-producer

Music by

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Olivier Bernet ... (original music by)

Cinematography by

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Christophe Beaucarne

Film Editing by

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Stéphane Roche

Editorial Department

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Peter Bernaers ... colorist
Aldo Mulone ... assistant colorist
Mirko Scheel ... assistant editor
Mathilde Van de Moortel ... assistant editor
Ben Willems ... post-production executive: Filmmore

Casting By

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Anja Dihrberg-Siebler ... (as Anja Dihrberg)
Valerie Espagne

Production Design by

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Udo Kramer

Set Decoration by

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Bernhard Henrich

Costume Design by

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Madeline Fontaine

Makeup Department

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Stéphane Malheu ... hairdresser
Dorothée Soual ... wig maker
Nathalie Tissier ... key makeup artist / makeup supervisor
Anna Von Gwinner ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Wassili Zygouris ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Julien Decoin ... second assistant director
Amour Rawyler ... child coach
Tonja Schürmann ... second second assistant director
Jérôme Zajdermann ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Dorit Agater ... prop builder
Reiner Behrends ... painter
Martin Berg ... model maker
Lars Dicht ... stand-by carpenter
Michael Düwel ... managing director: art department studio babelsberg
Christian Ehlert ... lead set dresser
Michael Fissneider ... set designer
Alex Friedrich ... model maker
Patrick Herzberg ... set designer
Andreas Huschke ... property master: indoor
Annika Kiel ... graphic artist
Jennie Konrad ... set decoration assistant
Carolin Langenbahn ... art department coordinator
Patrick Lojek ... supervisor carpenter
Uli Passauer ... greens person
Marco Pressler ... construction manager
Melanie Reichert ... construction secretary
Tabea Schweiger ... assistant property master: indoor
Alexis Teller ... property master
Ilona Vovchyk ... props

Sound Department

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Emmanuel de Boissieu ... re-recording mixer
Bernadette Dupont ... post-synchronisation
Jean-Stephane Garbe ... sound recordist
Paul Heymans ... dialogue editor
Gilles Laurent ... sound recordist
Jonathan Martins ... assistant re-recording mixer / sound recordist
Vincent Nouaille ... boom operator
Yves Renard ... sound effects editor
Bruno Schweisguth ... boom operator: post-synchronisation
Olivier Thys ... foley artist
Olivier Touche ... sound editor: second unit
Loic Villiot ... additional sound recordist
David Vranken ... supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Uwe Lehmann ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Antoine Marbach ... visual effects producer
Geoffrey Reynaud ... visual effects artist
Damien Stumpf ... visual effects supervisor
Ilona Vovchyk ... matte painting

Stunts

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Bruno Montani ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Reiner Bajo ... still photographer
Martin Bartels ... video operator
Stefan Diecks ... lighting technician
Thomas Hübener ... technocrane operator
Heiko Klimenko-hamann ... third key grip (as Heiko Klimenko)
Mic Mueller ... key grip (as Michael Müller)
Beda Mulzer ... lighting technician
Luc Pallet ... first assistant camera
Florian Schlegel ... lighting technician
Bjoern Susen ... chief lighting technician
Elmar Suska ... first key grip
Jörg Widmer ... steadicam operator
Daniel Zeitler ... electrician

Casting Department

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Johanna Ragwitz ... extras casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jeanette Apel ... costume cutter
Anna Isabell Logen ... principal costumer
Theresa Anna Luther ... costumer
Tifenn Tautou ... costumer
Justine Vivien ... costumer

Music Department

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Joris Bartsch Buhle ... conductor
Olivier Bernet ... score producer
Isabelle Degremont ... assistant to music supervisor
Tobias Lehmann ... music recording engineer
Elise Luguern ... music supervisor
Tom Russbueldt ... pro tools operator
Phillip Schulz ... music recording engineer / music scoring mixer
Roman Vinuesa ... orchestrator / score producer

Script and Continuity Department

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Nancy Rivas ... script supervisor: 1st Unit

Transportation Department

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Timo Dobbert ... transportation coordinator
Tom Kirsten ... production driver
Thomas Siegert ... transportation captain

Additional Crew

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Laure Blaess ... production accountant
Milena Bomalick ... assistant production coordinator
Benedikt Bothe ... set manager
Stéphanie Bréard ... caretaker: children
Katharina Gapski ... production coordinator
Anne Gerles ... production coordinator
Serge Hayat ... equity provider
Pierre Philippe Hendrickx ... legal advisor: Belgium
Roy Luchterhand ... assistant set manager (as Roy Luchterrand)
Koen Maenhout ... scanning technician: Filmmore
Bianca Makarewicz ... publicist
Delphine Mayele ... press
Martin Metz ... production executive
Magalie Montet ... press
Karsten Piel ... production accountant: Germany
Lena Schmigalla ... first assistant accountant
Iwona Sellers ... production executive
Bastien Sirodot ... production executive
Eike Wolf ... publicist
Anne Berger ... production support executive (uncredited)

Thanks

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Kathleen Kennedy ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Nasser-Ali, a talented musician, loses the will to live after his wife breaks his beloved violin during an argument. He searches for a replacement, and finding none that sounds quite the same, he vows to die. Eight days later, he does. This is the story of his last week of life, where we see flashbacks and flash forwards of his previous life and his children's futures. We also see appearances of a nude Sophia Loren as well as the angel of death, Azarel. As we see his life, we realize exactly why he chose to end it and the profundity of this choice. Written by Irefusetotellyoumyname

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Also Known As
  • Huhn mit Pflaumen (Germany)
  • Chicken with Plums (United States)
  • Chicken with Plums (World-wide, English title)
  • Poulet Aux Prunes (India, English title)
  • Chicken with Plums (Philippines, English title)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Budget EUR12,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Abdi tells Nasser-Ali that he saw there's a new film on at the Persepolis Theater. Persepolis (2007) is the first movie written and directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Venice Film Festival 2011 (2011). See more »
Quotes Abdi: The damned Americans and English own everything. They think they're pumping our oil, but in reality they're sucking our blood.
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