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Closed Curtain (2013)

Pardé (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 10 April 2014 (Brazil)
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In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a ... See full summary »

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Jafar Panahi (screenplay)
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kambuzia Partovi ... Writer
Maryam Moqadam ... Melika
Jafar Panahi ... Himself
Hadi Saeedi Hadi Saeedi ... Melika's Brother
Azadeh Torabi Azadeh Torabi ... Melika's Sister
Abolghasem Sobhani Abolghasem Sobhani ... Agha Olia
Mahyar Jafaripour Mahyar Jafaripour ... Younger Brother
Ramin Akhariani Ramin Akhariani ... Worker #1
Sina Mashyekhi Sina Mashyekhi ... Worker #2
Siamak Abedinpour Siamak Abedinpour ... Worker #3
Zeynab Kanoum Zeynab Kanoum ... Herself
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Storyline

In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything. Written by Variance Films

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

10 April 2014 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Closed Curtain See more »

Filming Locations:

Mazandaran Province, Iran

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,002, 13 July 2014

Gross USA:

$28,098

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,735
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Color:

Color
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Closed Curtain is Panahi's 7th feature film and Partovi's 8th. It is their fifth cinematic collaboration of any kind, following The Second Look (a documentary about Partovi's film Golnar), The Fish, The Circle and Border Café. See more »

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References The White Balloon (1995) See more »

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7 January 2015 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Like the other review on this film's page said, the first half is exquisite. In fact, it changed tones so much that at one point I had to check that I was actually seeing the same film. The performances are fine, no doubt, but there's really something to be said about how the script is structured and ultimately sort of collapses on itself. As seen by my rating here, I don't dislike the film completely. No, it has too much ambition for that, and the first half is fine, but it's extremely disappointing where it goes in its second half and instead just becomes a middling, ho-hum tale that seems to be stalled in no knowing where it really wants to go. What a shame indeed.


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