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Orange Suit (2012)

Narenji Poush (original title)
The story of a professional photographer Hamed Aban and the radical change in his life. The teacher of his son gives him a book about nature and the cleaning of it. This changes him ... See full summary »

Director:

Dariush Mehrjui

Writers:

Dariush Mehrjui (head writer), Vahidéa Mohammadi (creator) (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hamed Behdad ... Hamed Aban
Homayoun Ershadi ... Maior
Kianoosh Gerami Kianoosh Gerami
Mitra Hajjar ... Ms. Navayi
Leila Hatami ... Nahal Nahavandi
Ferdous Kaviani Ferdous Kaviani
Kamshad Kooshan Kamshad Kooshan ... Mr. Azimi
Pourhesabi Mahyar Pourhesabi Mahyar ... Mahyar - Hamed's Partner / Photographer
Omid Roohani Omid Roohani ... Omid Roohani
Ardeshir Rostami Ardeshir Rostami
Tannaz Tabatabayi ... Tanaz Tabatabayi
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The story of a professional photographer Hamed Aban and the radical change in his life. The teacher of his son gives him a book about nature and the cleaning of it. This changes him radically. He goes and hires himself in the municipality, wearing the orange suit like them and cleaning the streets, collecting garbage. Meanwhile his wife who is in Europe back home and is very angry with him. She insists on him to get back to his former work but he refusing. Then she wants a divorce and to take the son with herself to Europe. Written by Ibrahim

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

3 February 2012 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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The Pressures of Modern Life
30 July 2012 | by DevikaSethiSee all my reviews

Although in the film festival where I watched it this film was billed as one about the environment (and its legendary director, who was present, endorsed this interpretation), this film is more about one man's attempt to grapple with the contradictions of modern Iran. The plot is straightforward: a press photographer, inspired by a book on feng shui, begins altering his life by clearing his home, and then his city, of clutter and garbage. In the process he is supported by his son and his son's tutor, but comes into conflict with his émigré wife, a mathematical genius. This film thus tells two inter-connected stories: one of a man's obsession with an issue (that of garbage), and the other of a marriage falling to pieces, partly because of this obsession, but partly also because of the divergent ambitions of the couple. Leila Hatami as the wife is very convincing, although her role is quite similar to the one she played in 2011 in Asghar Farhadi's acclaimed 'A Separation'. Individual actors' performances are good, and the musical score is wonderful, but there are moments when Hamed Behadad (the protagonist)essays his enthusiasm for his cause with energy that is too forced to be realistic. While telling these stories the director provides a commentary on the rapidly changing gender roles in his country, the issue of custody being a case in point. Although entertaining, with doses of humour, the two segments of the film don't dovetail very neatly into each other, as the second half is more family melodrama, and loses the focus of the first half. The resolution, too, is forced and lacks the enigmatic quality that characterizes the very best of Iranian cinema.


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