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Title:
Nema-ye nazdik Close-up
Author:
Kiarostami, Abbas.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Chicago : Facets Video, [2001]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
At the heart of this true story is Hossein Sabzian, an unemployed movie buff who finds himself mistaken for the enigmatic director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The misunderstanding takes on a life of its own and Sabzian ends up in jail where his trial is filmed by Kiarostami.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990.

"Films from Iran."

Includes a video interview with Abbas Kiraostami and filmographies of Kiarostami and Mohsen.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Persian
Personal Subject:
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ISBN:
9781565802735
UPC:
736899031060
Format :
DVD

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This Iranian film qualifies as a docudrama, and makes some telling comments on society as it tells its tale. In the story, Ali Sabzian, in a fit of whimsey, claims to a fellow passenger on the bus that he is the famous Iranian film director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. So far, so good, but he then becomes involved with his fellow passenger and her family, claiming that he has cast the family's son in a major role and that the setting he intends to use is their home. At some point this tale comes unravelled, and the family takes him to court. A well-meaning judge persuades the family to drop the charges against this unemployed man. Ironically, while Ali is on trial, the maker of this current film (Abbas Kiarostami) decides to film the procedings, and also stages a reconstruction of the events leading up to the trial, using all the actual participants, but has the restaged trial end less happily. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


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