• Film ID:
  • 14464
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=94 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Iran.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Farsi.
CLOSE-UP (1990)
(Nema-ye Nazdik)
The true story of Hossain Sabzian (playing himself), arrested and prosecuted for impersonating Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf (playing himself). A combination of dramatic re-enactment and real footage of all those involved, including the ensuing trial, 'Close Up' is the story of a man whose only crime is a passion for film, his guilt borne not of malice but beguiling naivety. Witty, touching, thoughtful and creative, this is a film that celebrates not just the individual but people's ability to see a simple reality, even as the law attempts to conjure a flood from a trickle. A highly intelligent delight.
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