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Here Without Me (2011)

Inja bedoone man (original title)
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The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans.


Bahram Tavakoli
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Credited cast:
Saber Abar ... Ehsan (as Saber Abbar)
Mehdi Hosseinina Mehdi Hosseinina ... (as Mehdi Hoseininia)
Parinaz Izadyar
Negar Javaherian ... Yalda
Atieh Javid Atieh Javid
Fatemah Motamed-Aria ... Ehsan's Mother
Vahid Nafar Vahid Nafar
Parsa Pirouzfar ... Reza
Ahmad Sa'atchian Ahmad Sa'atchian


In Bahram Tavakoli's loose interpretation of Tennessee Williams's "Glass Menagerie", the ageing single mother, Farideh, struggles to raise her two grown-up kids, the timid crippled daughter, Yalda, and her only son, Eshan, in contemporary Tehran. Amidst soured dreams and near poverty, Farideh is thrilled to learn that her shut-in daughter who takes refuge in her wide collection of glass animals, shows interest on Eshan's friend, Reza; an unsuspecting husband for Yalda's hand. As the concerned matriarch juggles two jobs to make ends meet, Eshan keeps daydreaming of a better life through cinema, while on the other hand, the fragile Yalda thirsts to be loved. But are dreams alone, enough? Written by Nick Riganas

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Drama | Family

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The film is a free adaptation of Tenessee Williams's play The Glass Menagerie. See more »

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They only live twice...
29 July 2011 | by khodamSee all my reviews

I haven't read Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie , so far , so I can't comment on the film as an adaptation. I enjoyed this version , and I'm sure that I'll read the play . The plot was good enough to make me and all the people in the cinema satisfied .

All the cast were amazing and Saber Abar acted like a star again . His work has really progressed and is full of emotion . He shows that he could play such roles ; Sad , forlorn and sometimes irascible and sorehead , as we saw him in About Elly (2009) . Negar Javaherian had shown that she is able to deal with such roles ; What she played in Gold and Copper (2011) was also a masterwork as an M.S patient , and also her different work in Before the Burial ( Tanha do bar zendegi mikonim (2008) ) as Shahrzad a young , active and hopeful girl who made a different view of life for Siamak (Alireza Aghakhani). Parsa Pirouzfar and Fatemeh Motamed Aria were also well acted .

The music was also mesmerizing and I really love it , particularly the music at the end of the movie which unites folk and modern musics .

And about cinematography ; I liked it too . hand-held camera without being jerky could help the director and his cameraman for showing stress and suspension in some scenes .

Overall , this film was one of my favorites among the films I saw in the cinema this year . I'm sure that I'll buy and watch it when its DVD released .

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Release Date:

13 July 2011 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Here Without Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Production Co:

Fadak Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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