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Not Rated | | Documentary | 29 February 2012 (USA)
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It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jafar Panahi ... Himself
Igi Igi ... Himself, pet lizard
Mrs. Gheirat Mrs. Gheirat ... Herself (voice)
Mojtaba Mirtahmasb Mojtaba Mirtahmasb ... Himself
Rakhsan Rakhsan ... Herself (voice)
Sima Sima ... Herself, owner of Micky the dog (voice)
Micky Micky ... Himself, Sima's dog
Hasan Hasan ... Himself, part-time janitor
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It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

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Documentary

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

29 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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This Is Not a Film See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,638, 9 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$75,465, 2 December 2012
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This film was made for EUR3,200 and shot on a digital camcorder and, partly, an iPhone. It was shot in four days over a ten-day period in March 2011. See more »

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References Buried (2010) See more »

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Brilliant act of courage.
31 August 2012 | by manendra-lodhiSee all my reviews

This is not a film and also not a documentary in a proper sense. This is a Video recording of two persons. But the good part is that within the few minutes you will understand why this film had to be made. A person cannot stop his talent for longer. This is happening with Jafar Panahi, the Iranian director who is fighting with his government. He has to stay inside his house without making films and he might go to jail. In the middle you might feel a little bored because of no change in location but eventually you will understand his limitations and the desperation which caused him to make this.

PROS: The film is slow but to some extend you will want to forgive for everything. He tries to make the documentary interesting by telling some of his previous films experiences and those are really amazing. His pet will keep you alive all the time. In few words, I would say that this is one of the best documentaries.

CONS: Got a little bored in the middle.

Message: "Don't stop because of obstructions." Verdict: "A must watch documentary."


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