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Goodbye (2011)

Bé omid é didar (original title)
Story of a young lawyer in Tehran in search of a visa to leave the country, which is what Mohammad Rasoulof did during the winter of 2010/11.

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Mohammad Rasoulof

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Mohammad Rasoulof (screenplay)
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Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy
Shahab Hosseini
Roya Taymourian
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Story of a young lawyer in Tehran in search of a visa to leave the country, which is what Mohammad Rasoulof did during the winter of 2010/11.

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Their freedom is within someone else's boundaries!

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Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

7 September 2011 (France) See more »

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Goodbye See more »

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Tehran, Iran

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Indistinct Iranian protest film
17 November 2011 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Unsatisfactory as dramatic entertainment but engrossing and significant as a protest film comment on Iranian society, made after Rasouloff's arrest and bail and contemporary with fellow condemned director Panahi's THIS IS NOT A FILM.

Lawyer Zareh is trying to manage a permit for her to leave the country. With the police suspicious of her connection to her allegedly subversive husband, whose absence complicates her legal status, this takes her though fraught dealings with contacts like the fixer, officials and acquaintances, who all have opinions on her plan.

Odd scenes get attention - the mother sitting unawares through the single take police search of the small flat.

Audiences react to the Iranian saying "If one feels like a foreigner in one's one country, it is better to leave and be a foreigner in a foreign country."

Subdued colour, minimal editing, plausible setting and performances.


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