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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.

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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
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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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