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Summary: Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Ali Sabzian enters a well-to-do family in Teheran. The actual people involved in the incident re-enact the actual events, followed by the footage from the actual trial that took place. (imdb)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Directed By: Abbas Kiarostami
Written By: Abbas Kiarostami
AKA: Nema-ye Nazdik
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na nicson
70
T8
na mehrejaee
77
T7
na pculli
92
T10
na TrixRabbi
85
T9
na Benasdfghjkl
90
T9
na Henrik
90
T10
na Scottathon
78
T7
na Sockman
84
T9
na purity
3
T9
na LRibeiro
75
T6
na asafarkhani
90
T8
na arif
89
T7
na Danilolopes
90
T8
na RPaulson
95
T9
na alive75
93
T10
na pitn
87
T6
na paladru
90
T10
na boodige
17
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na batwings
100
T7
na lchaussard
100
T10
na lucas M.
100
T10
na nina
96
T9
na Christophilm
75
T7
na aneves
95
T9
na Ercan
7
T7
na avgcrtckr
79
T10
na akjn
81
T9
na mxr110
92
T10
na arirang
94
T10
na buttercup
8
T8
na alizkhan
90
T10
na m.khalili
85
T9
na yekpanjare
73
T8
na Phelipe
96
T10
na friendo55
89
T9
Having the same real life people casted in the exact same setting to re-enact their own story is just something I still can't wrap my head around. Every scene is so gripping and intense because of this, and the documentary/fiction style it was shot in really adds a unique element to the film. There are some truly emotional moments here as layers of character and perspective unfold. A very interesting character study and one that lingers with you after it's over.
na JM1138
86
T10
na Gody85
96
T10
na mightysparks
50
T4
na givethanks
85
T10
na AutumnLily
86
T8
A statement on the inability of documentaries to capture reality. Still, Close-up is absolutely a documentary, just one that intentionally indulges in the things that prevent many documentaries from capturing the objective facts about things (and becomes all the more fascinating because of this). Features the usual great things about Kiarostami - it's warm, compassionate, brimming with humanity.
na PeaceAnarchy
91
T10
A unique and creative documentary / dramatization that is very interesting and surprisingly fun. The strange production is certainly part of what makes it interesting, but Sabzian is a compelling character whose bizarre logic is somehow understandable.
na gba
75
T3
na short
64
T6
na AlleyLights2
61
T4
na moody mehdi
96
T9
na santana_evil
70
T6
na ari
90
T10
na sawyer
55
T5
na col. dax
100
T10
na M_A
91
T10
na P u l p
85
T8
na marcelvidal
100
T10
na wabrit
75
T5
na losrasputin
95
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na Sheldrake
80
T9
na yasinm
68
T1
na Zeno
87
T10
na trf
91
T10
na claricepj
100
T10
na dsjoerdsma
85
T9
na Hengame
70
T4
na differenxe
86
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na Coredor
86
T9
na bal3x
70
T7
na jpmarchant
89
T6
na masoud.nle
85
T6
na dumbjaw
66
T6
na theyshoot11
89
T8
#218
na Seethruskin
96
T10
na pedrodmp
96
T10
na maxmellman
93
T9
na theyshoot07
91
T9
# 172
na jethro
90
T9
na bluep
78
T7
na payami
70
T4
na Communicants
80
T8
na J. Tavernier
75
T6
na Sduck25
40
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na AICHE
86
T10
na GrimsChild
75
T10
na joachimt
90
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na electriccafe
90
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na namas
78
T7
na Jirin
87
T9
na Josh Forrest
85
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na bmrow
95
T8
na mcf1989
80
T9
na Ali_V.
93
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na MrHedgepig
93
T9
na ACMutd
87
T9
na catcry
69
T5
na exolstice
87
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na piquet
75
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na StrifeKnot
95
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na cerenelit
100
T10
na auteurist
100
T6
na sergebarber
50
T5
na tommy_leazaq
60
T4
na Valenzetti
97
T10
To those who say post-modernism can have no heart, I say, watch this film.
na Veterini
93
T10
na amirmovie
81
T6
na I.L.
73
T7
na guany
80
T4
na aaronwhat
90
T8
na miller
90
T10
na sevin
73
T7
na cdelati
90
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na Guaporense
76
T8
na They Turn Me
100
T10
na Tourist
90
T10
na b_ghaffari
80
T7
na jabar
83
T9
na Mr. Mxyzptlk
91
T8
na smoonhail2
100
T7
na Exidor
80
T8
na Art Vandelay
78
T8
na sebby
75
T8
Stunningly original and intriguing, well-crafted, and by the end, very moving. The last third is what really makes the film. If you can relate at all to Sabzian, it's doubly effective. Films about film tend to suck, but this one can't even be put in that category. It exists in an altogether other realm.
na pl_
60
T2
na DerDude
10
T10
na blueasters
70
T3
na lisagirl
95
T10
an utterly fascinating film that has many layers, even in its title, which can refer both to the lens of the camera and to the detailed look at the psyche of a particular type of person. it is interesting that sabzian, having nominally taken over the personality of makhmalbaf, actually develops his own filmic perspective as a director, with his adopted namesake simply a cover. most cinema lovers and wannabe auteurs should see at least a little bit of themselves in this film.
na danozu
85
T9
na shahin19
75
T5
na peekingpanda
85
T10
na hoolie
95
T9
na Darren
92
T9
na themagician
70
T4
na lostty
76
T6
na marjanbrz
80
T7
na kokirijazz
4
T6
na Paradigma
80
T9
na Icarus
98
T10
Blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, Kiarostami offers a film that challenges assumptions about the nature of truth, the flexibility of image, and the importance of recognizing perspective. The film manages to be both intellectually stimulating and heartfelt at once. Sabzian is a fascinating subject for a film, and Kiarostami made the perfect formal choices to highlight both his falsity and his truth. Beautiful stuff.
na D_Kaufman
93
T9
na MentalCritic
93
T10
na RetinaScan
90
T8
na carpewillard
95
T10
na syenigun
70
T8
na rublyov
91
T9
na PSJ
81
T8
na ehrenkm
70
T5
na schnofel
55
T5
na b4con
85
T8
na sepid
83
T6
na guvolefou
91
T10
Gerçeklik-kurgu ikilemi olan bir karakteri, bu iki kavramın yanına, sinemada gerçeğin temsili, kişilik, varoluş gibi bir çok kavramı katarak öyle bir işliyor ki Kiarostami, pek sevdiğim "çok katmanlı" tanımını defalarca hak eden tam anlamıyla bir başyapıt yaratıyor. Bunca zamandır bekletip, bu akşam izlemediğim için sevindim desem yeridir.
na jeff_v
87
T10
na chemical404
68
T8
Story of a dreamer whose obsession for cinema goes beyond the norms of society, told by Kiarostami in an unusual for of a film - some segments are staged and acted, and others are real. It is an artistic film, and doesn't go out of its way to be entertaining or informative. The way Kiarostami sees and portrays Sabzian is great; I felt emphatic to him, but I wish the movie told more about him in more direct way.
na nmroshan
80
T6
na CHOICECOD
78
T6
na buak
90
T9
29 Mayis 2013 & ''herkesin bir gerekcesi vardir su hayatta.''
na evolving
87
T10
na Dally
90
T9
na ronthedog
94
T10
Brilliant semi-documentary in which Kiarostami challenges our usual expectations about life and art and produces a warm and prescient human and social commentary.
na yamyum
75
T2
na SlantMag
40
T10
"Close Up is still the definitive film-on-film commentary." - Ed Gonzalez
na bernardobrum
83
T6
na eats-almonds
94
T10
na Cerebrus
70
T7
na cloak
87
T10
na gcgiles
90
T7
na sicirou
45
T7
na ormz
6
T8
na tankut
55
T3
na nrm4
79
T9
na Dogubomb
60
T8
na Shahed
100
T7
na AJD612
83
T8
na JohnSandwich
90
T10
Powerful and complex.
na TIGGS
95
T9
na nickv
82
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na 3rdman
9
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na dillybravo
86
T6
na princhard
100
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na coltrane
7
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na IMDb-byvotes
80
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na lhm
85
T6
na loreenzaa
86
T6
na carinapenedo
80
T8
na finkly
70
T7
na cinebaixar
95
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na mathias
75
T8
na sunsarasun
50
T1
na DBibby
98
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na HarryLangdon
37
T2
na L Lawliet
75
T5
na lauratron
91
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na Alban
15
T5
na lightmyfire
83
T5
na bibis
80
T5
na mallamp
80
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na Rocko
90
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na m4th3u5
90
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na Toke Za
100
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na phil-
97
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na Electronic6
95
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na jkwall
9
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na e-ball
95
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na Jazzaloha
85
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na itsirc
82
T10
na theyshoot08
90
T8
191
na ricardo reis
100
T10
na negative
3
T8
na Pickpocket
5
T5
Gets pretty muddled in the middle with way too much boring conversations and a couple of really cringe worthy moments like the pointless aerosol can rolling down the street. Kiarostami even says that he filmed this scene for no reason just because he "felt like it and liked the look of the street." I really hate when directors fall prey to what a film school student would do and lose focus on the story and characters. I did love the last 30 minutes of this, but getting there is somewhat grating.
na PimpPanda
94
T8
na peepee
90
T9
na optional
85
T9
na bkam
60
T2
na PDMChubby
81
T7
na meliorism
95
T10
na Gurrkin
30
T3
na benrag
90
T10
na Paulobtusus
4
T7
na PeregrinVelo
72
T7
na maryam.a
85
T8
na sakaerka
75
T3
na pedro .
96
T9
na donquixotic
0
T6
na Parallax
88
T10
na twincinema
80
T8
na Fetsch
87
T10
na Silent River
72
T8
na cgwami
91
T9
na rant1229
4
T8
na JakeAesthete
36
T4
What is it about Kiarostami that i always end up finding so boring and dull? I want to like his movies but they always come off as unremarkable (despite what critics i admire claim otherwise). It's not a good thing when i find myself wishing i was listening to Jonathan Rosenbaum's commentary track instead of the actual movie. It seems like there is potential here for interesting commentary on cinematic "truth"/realism here but it never amounts to anything, and the courtroom scenes are too long.
na onuryilyang
98
T10
na Cheesyhoboe
80
T10
na Hennimore
70
T6
na Leland
83
T7
na Orion16RUS
81
T8
na Thegoodboy
92
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na BaalMan
90
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na Ludium
80
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na felipelahm
95
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na dissidentdov
90
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na HVM
70
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na IDYmilkshake
95
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na The Way
0
T6
na daryaa
70
T7
na jjackson80
94
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na theyshoot10
89
T8
219
na Komiyela
8
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na Barkinson
45
T3
na kronstadtli
85
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na penguinbob31
65
T2
na Johnny Case
78
T10
na frbrown
100
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na johnatanjj
96
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na Cronos
10
T1
na katatonic
97
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na benthamite
70
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na Chazz Chetly
95
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