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by Bahram Beizai
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Synopsis Author Golrokh Kamali returns to Tehran and her husband after spending a year in the provinces. Still angry about her husband's infidelities, Golrokh must come to his defense when a group of unscrupulous businessmen threaten to imprison him for debt. Produced by: Behrouz Hashemian (Iran/France) Screenplay (in Farsi) by: Bahram Beyzaie Production Design by: Iraj Raminfar Photography (Color) by: Asghar Rafie Jam Edited by: Bahram Beyzaie Music by: Vartan Sahakian & Saba Khozoie Cast:...
Topics: Sagkoshi - Killing Mad Dogs (2001), Bahram Beizai
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Synopsis A young woman's wedding becomes a ritual of mourning when her sister and family die in an auto accident on the way to the wedding. The sisters' mother refuses to accept her daughter's death, and in the midst of wedding guests and mourners, including the drivers of the truck that caused the accident, she orders the wedding to take place. But how can the daughter marry in the midst of a wake and without the family's traditional mirror, which the sister was bringing to the service? The...
Topics: Travelers - Mosaferan (1992), Bahram Beizai
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by Bahram Beizai
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Synopsis This is a piece from Bahram Beizai's "The Raven" (Kalagh), 1976. The shots are taken in central Tehran, near "Toopkhaaneh" and Ministry of Foreign Affairs buildings.
Topics: Kalagh - The Raven (1976), Bahram Beizai
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Synopsis During the Iran-Iraq War, Bashu, a young boy loses his house and all his family. Scared, he sneaks into a truck that is leaving the area. He gets off the truck in the Northern part of the country, where everything from landscape to language is different. He meets Naii, who is trying to raise her two young children on a farm, while her husband is away. Despite cultural differences, and the fact that they do not speak the same language, Bashu and Naii slowly form a strong bond. -- IMDb...
Topics: Bashu - The little stranger (1989), Bashu, gharibeye koochak, Bahram Beizai
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by Bahram Beizai
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Synopsis Mr. Hekmati is a new teacher in a school in the south of Tehran. His pupils are unruly and he is forced to expel one of them. Next day, the boy's sister, `Atefeh, comes to the school and, thinking that Mr. Hekmati is the headmaster, protest, the expulsion. Another boy spreads rumors that Mr. Hekmati and `Atefeh are having a love affair. While trying to set the record straight, he suddenly finds he really is in love with her. Mean while, Aqa Rahim, the local butcher, has lent 'Atefeh1s...
Topics: Ragbar - Downpour (1971), Bahram Beizai
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by Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis In the studios of Cinecittà, the director Alessandro Blasetti is doing screen tests in order to find a young girl for his next film. Among the many mothers bringing in their young daughters there is also Maddalena Cecconi, a woman from Rome's lower classes who dreams of seeing her baby, Maria, become a star. Against the wishes of her husband Spartaco, Maddalena exploits every opportunity to realize her hopes: she enrols Maria in a dance and acting course, pays for the photographer...
Topics: Bellissima (1951), Luchino Visconti
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by Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis Based on a novel by Thomas Mann, Death in Venice stars Dirk Bogarde as a German composer who is terrified that he has lost all vestiges of humanity. While visiting Venice, Bogarde falls in love with a beautiful young boy (Bjorn Andresen). The relationship is ruined by Bogardeâs obsession with the boyâs youth and physical perfection; the composer realizes that the child represents an ideal that he can never match. The character played by Dirk Bogarde is evidently intended to be Gustav...
Topics: Death in Venice - Morte a Venezia (1971), Luchino Visconti
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by Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis After a farewell party, Sandra Dawson and her American husband Andrew travel to her hometown in the province of Volterra for a homage of the locals to her father, a prominent scientist that died in the concentration camp of Auschwitz. The couple is welcomed by the maid Fosca, and Andrew becomes fascinated with the house. Sandra has issues with her stepfather Pietro Formari and her insane mother and misses her brother Gianni Wald-Luzzati, who is an aspirant writer. When Gianni appears...
Topics: Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa.. - Sandra (1965), Luchino Visconti
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by Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis Luchino Viscontiâs 1954 film about the affair between an Italian countess (Alida Valli) with partisan sympathies and an Austrian officer from the occupying army (Farley Granger), set during Garibaldiâs war of independence in the 1860s, is one of the most extraordinary historical films ever made. ************* Rarely have the dramas of history and romantic passion been so skillfully and compellingly intertwined. It also marks one of the mediumâs most creative uses of color. Visconti...
Topics: Livia - Senso (1954), Luchino Visconti
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by Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis The power and fortune of the Von Essenbeck family remained intact even when Germany lost the great war and during the depression that followed. Now itâs 1934 and the baron has summoned his family to a dinner that also brings a cousin rising in the Nazi party to the great house accompanied by a rising manager at the baronâs company. Two little girls recite poetry in the parlor and then play hide-and-seek with their cousin Martin. Suddenly there is a scream. The baron has been shot...
Topics: The Damned - La caduta degli dei (1969), Luchino Visconti
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by Ali Hatami
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Synopsis Ghazarian jewelry-shop is robbed by the six- fingered inspector. A set of jewelry, belonging to Master Mozafar's daughter-in-low,is among the jewels. Master Mozafar, who used to be the governor of the city of Kerman asks the Head of the Police Department in Tehran to , locate the missing jewels. All of the pieces of jewelry are finally found,expect for a necklace. *********** The corrupt inspector, whose position has become shaky,retreats to Mashad. He asserts pressure on Reza...
Topics: Hezar Dastan (1978 - 1987), Ali Hatami
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by Ali Hatami
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Madar - Mother (1989) Synopsis The film progresses alonge two distinct but interwoven series of events. The first series involves young members of a family who have gathered round their old mother and revive their common childhood memories. The second line focusses on the old woman's preparations for her last journey and her joyous cooperation in arranging for the ceremonies that are to be observed after her death. Cast: Roghiyeh Chehrazad, Mohammad Ali Keshavarz, Farimah Farjami, Amin Tarokh,...
Topics: Madar - Mother (1989), Ali Hatami
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by Ali Hatami
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Suteh Delan (1978) - Broken Hearts Habib is a forty-year-old bachelor, who lives with his mother and his half-wit brother, Majid. Majid, who does errands at his brother1s shop, falls in love with the picture of a girl he has seen in a shop window. Finding out that the girl is already married, he is deeply disturbed and has to be taken to a holy shrine to be cured. Back in town, Majid falls in love again, this time with a movie-theatre ticket girl, and leaves home. Habib finds him, and decides...
Topics: Suteh Delan - Broken Hearts (1978), Ali Hatami
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by Ali Hatami
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Suteh Delan (1978) - Broken Hearts Habib is a forty-year-old bachelor, who lives with his mother and his half-wit brother, Majid. Majid, who does errands at his brother1s shop, falls in love with the picture of a girl he has seen in a shop window. Finding out that the girl is already married, he is deeply disturbed and has to be taken to a holy shrine to be cured. Back in town, Majid falls in love again, this time with a movie-theatre ticket girl, and leaves home. Habib finds him, and decides...
Topics: Suteh Delan - Broken Hearts (1978), Ali Hatami
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by Ali Hatami
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Synopsis A movie about the life and assasination of Naseredin Shah (Ghajar Dynasty) . This movie is 2 hours long. Cast: Jamshid Mashayekhi, Parviz fannizadeh, Morteza Ahmadi, Jahangir Forouhar, Kanan Kiani, Sadegh Bahrami
Topics: Sultan-e Sahebgharan (TV Series) (1976), Ali Hatami
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by Ali Hatami
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Synopsis There is an old saying in Farsi, "if you catch a Toghi to keep, it will bring bad omens to the members of the family". And that's what happens to a very close nit family when Toghi is caught for keeps. A well respected uncle plans to marry a young woman who lives in a far away town. He asks his young nephew to bring the fiancee home to him. On the way back the young people fall in love, get married, and return home with their secret. They're both afraid to tell the truth to...
Topics: Toughi - The Pigeon (1971), Ali Hatami
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Synopsis Hasan is a lazy boy who is in love with "Chelgis", a beautiful girl who is trapped in Div's Garden. To rescue her, Hasan asks his friend Genie to help him. Genie agrees, but in return Hasan has to give him his life. Cast: Parviz Sayyad Nadereh Hasan Khayyatbashi Katayoon Sorayya Beheshti Sadegh Bahrami Yadollah Shirandami Hasan Reziyani Sirous Ebrahimzadeh
Topics: Hasan Kachal (1970), Ali Hatami
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by Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli
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Synopsis Four films, each directed by a giant of Italian cinema, Boccaccio â70 features some of the most beautiful women to ever grace the screen, unapologetically taking charge of their lives, their loves and their morals, though not always with the happiest of results. Beginning with what has come to be regarded as the lost film of Boccaccio â70, due to only having ever been released in the Italian version of the picture previously, Mario Monicelli (La Grande Guerra â The Great War) tells...
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Topic: Boccaccio '70 (1962)
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by Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli
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Synopsis Marcello Mastroianni, as a lonely city transplant, and Maria Schell, as a sheltered girl haunted by a loverâs promise, meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles them in a web of longing and self-delusion. Luchino Viscontiâs Le notti bianche, an exquisite adaptation of Dostoyevskyâs âWhite Nights,â translates this romantic, shattering tale of two restless souls into a ravishing black-and-white dream. âThe Criterion Collection Cast:...
Topics: White Nights - Le notti bianche (1957), Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Mario...