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Close-Up (1990)
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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 sevin
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na Gody85
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na itsirc
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na pzingg
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na woodke1235
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na DrinkMilk
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na ChrisReynold
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na kamikaze
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na Major Tom
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na Tds4a
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Fascinating. Sabzian's scenes in the courtroom are depressing because of how unable he is to articulate why he did what he did, and the film works on numerous levels without ever feeling confusing. The end scene is brilliant.
na escapistwit
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na mCihhh
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na trf
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na bkam
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na karamazov.
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na lucas M.
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na bluep
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na Exposure
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na PDMChubby
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na fabiovisnadi
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na Silent River
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na masoud.nle
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na jethro
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na Hennimore
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na PSJ
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na Nepeta
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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 ronthedog
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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 nina
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na electriccafe
90
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na LRibeiro
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na nmdrodrigues
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na rbf451
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na cloak
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na maborosi
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na Sduck25
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na faruksongur
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na bob thrillin
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Extraordinary. "Film about film" is one of those concepts that's always teetering on the brink of triteness, but Kiarostami toys so brilliantly with the boundaries of documentary and narrative cinema and the medium itself that Close-Up never approaches it. As someone who's come to think of film viewing as a truly spiritual process, this hits really close to home. I never wanted the aerosol can to stop rolling.
na purity
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na mucar
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na Henrik
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na Air23
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na Gurrkin
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na Selin
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na tonydal
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Sabzian gives a very good performance (or "performance") in the lead role. He's quite touching.
na mathias
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na JohnSandwich
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Powerful and complex.
na TIGGS
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na Christophilm
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na The Way
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na Yorick
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na Farzan
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I can easily say that Close-Up is one of the most unique and extremely well made films I've ever seen. It didn't hit me as hard as it hit alot of other people, but I can definitely see how well this film was made. Its such an interesting premise. The non-professional actors did an extremely professional job. I was truly touched by the performance of Hossain Sabzian, he really shows us both in words, and just by looking at his face, how strongly cinema impacts those who thrive off it. Excellent.
na Paulobtusus
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na kough33
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na madadude
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na plantedtrees
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na bmrow
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na las
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na bibis
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na Kreutzer
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na omeraksy
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na zwyk
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na mehrejaee
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na pedro .
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na Benasdfghjkl
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na JooJoo
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na jkwall
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na matty5190
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na carinapenedo
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na kazuality
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na pitn
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na MentalCritic
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na luismomm
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na lisa-
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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 wabrit
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na yamyum
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na felipelahm
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na aurora
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na tech2isobel
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na erkmen
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na sawyer
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na catcry
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na b_ghaffari
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na Mango
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na mxr110
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na Orion16RUS
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na mightysparks
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na Jirin
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na Pari
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na Valenzetti
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To those who say post-modernism can have no heart, I say, watch this film.
na syenigun
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na Neonman
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A well executed mixture of doco footage and dramatisations that piece this narrative together. It also features one of the more interesting court-room scenes (perhaps because it's real) and Sabzian must be a relatable character for all budding film-makers out there -- I felt about him the same way he describes feeling about the boy from The Traveler.
na e-ball
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na J. Tavernier
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na buak
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29 Mayis 2013 & ''herkesin bir gerekcesi vardir su hayatta.''
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na coutinho
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na Art Vandelay
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na rant1229
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I like it. But it seems, I'm not smart enough to love it.
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na RPaulson
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na L Lawliet
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na friendo55
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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 aneves
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na lotr-sam0711
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