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The Song of Sparrows
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Majid Majidi


Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi (CHILDREN OF HEAVEN) directs this drama that earned its lead actor, Reza Naji, the award for best actor at the Berlin Film Festival. After losing his job at a rural ostrich farm, Karim (Naji) takes his motorcycle into the city of Tehran. A case of mistaken identity leads the out-of-work family man to start earning money as a motorcycle taxi driver, but his wife and daughters dislike the man the city has turned him into. THE SONG OF SPARROWS features nonprofessional actors, lending a sense of authenticity to the beautifully shot proceedings.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 96 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2008

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region [unknown]

Widescreen - 1.78

Audio:

Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

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Director

Majid Majidi

Producer

Majid Majidi

Screenwriter

Majid Majidi

Screenwriter

Mehran Kashani

Star(s)

Reza Naji

Star(s)

Maryam Akbari

Star(s)

Kamran Dehgan

Star(s)

Hamed Aghazi

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Press

"[T]his simple fable of a righteous man's relationship to his family, his community and most of all his faith has the force of conviction. And the scenes of rural life -- especially an overhead shot of Karim carrying a blue door through a field -- are quite beautiful."

- Stephen Holden, New York Times

"If you didn't know that Majid Majidi's THE SONG OF SPARROWS was made well before the global economy came crashing down, you might be tempted to see this beguiling film from Iran as timely topical metaphor..."

- , Wall Street Journal

 

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