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Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013)

Dast-neveshtehaa nemisoosand (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 1 November 2013 (UK)
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Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans...

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Mohammad Rasoulof
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Ramin Parham Ramin Parham ... Kian
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Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans...

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1 November 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Manuscripts Don't Burn See more »

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Iran

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2.35 : 1
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Brilliant but dark film but a must see
15 February 2015 | by crburgerSee all my reviews

Just finished seeing a screening of Manuscripts Don't Burn in Chicago at the Siskel Film Center. I couldn't recommend the film highly enough. It had a few rough spots I suppose but overall captured the tightness of the Iranian regime and how difficult it would be for an intellectual or someone with a dissenting opinion. To borrow from another film, "resistance is futile". Apparently based on a real event in history, it is not clear what is true and what is creative license, but the tension throughout was cleverly maintained. When I left the movie, I realized how grateful I am for the level of discourse we are "allowed" and the extent of alternative media, flawed though it can be at times. The acting was laudable and the writing first rate. Sadly, not enough people are likely to see this very brave film.


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