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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 frg
10
T10
na szachista
100
T6
na Valenzetti
97
T10
To those who say post-modernism can have no heart, I say, watch this film.
na Selin
94
T10
na Ercan
7
T8
na maryam.a
85
T8
na woczek
89
T10
na JakeAesthete
34
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 dsjoerdsma
85
T9
na sicirou
45
T7
na LetsGoEatHuh
80
T10
na nrm4
79
T9
na mazlum
85
T10
na spicebrain
91
T9
na cerenelit
100
T10
na sawyer
55
T5
na sandrikoti
100
T8
na coutinho
93
T10
na tommy_leazaq
60
T4
na lauratron
91
T10
na frbrown
100
T10
na kakivsjok
80
T7
na Halmbrander
80
T6
na kyle.loomis
9
T10
na tanguero
75
T8
na -Vahid-
100
T10
na snallygaster
66
T7
na Ronin21
87
T10
na mCihhh
10
T1
na Farzan
91
T10
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 frankman
68
T5
na Art Vandelay
78
T8
na BaalMan
90
T9
na Mire
91
T10
na Stokes
88
T9
na bedirhankara
72
T5
na Sheldrake
80
T9
na nmroshan
80
T6
na zwyk
80
T9
na aaronwhat
90
T8
na ROCKETMAN
33
T2
na Air23
88
T10
na PDMChubby
81
T7
na ChrisReynold
67
T7
na henriquemsb
86
T10
na ricardo reis
100
T10
na barisius
82
T8
na santana_evil
70
T6
na Timmer
93
T10
na sofielykke
99
T10
na sepid
83
T6
na TonyKB
95
T10
na MartinTeller
91
T10
An incredibly novel premise: a semi-documentary, including reenactments by all the people involved, of the story of a man who impersonates director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. It's funny and touching and thoroughly engaging. It touches on identity, class, and cinema. When the microphone starts to cut out at the end, I wondered if it was Kiarostami's way of telling us that he, too, was only pretending at being a director, and the facade was breaking down.
na RPaulson
95
T9
na carinapenedo
80
T8
na PolegaR
80
T8
na filmaffinity
76
T10
na jakartan
52
T1
na Christophilm
75
T7
na JooJoo
8
T10
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 maborosi
58
T6
na AJD612
83
T8
na hajikarimi
87
T4
na LRibeiro
75
T6
na J. Tavernier
75
T6
na gba
75
T3
na ehk2
88
T10
na zamanzaman
86
T10
na nicson
70
T8
na masoud.nle
85
T6
na sidehacker
61
T4
na lightmyfire
83
T5
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 sbirko
64
T6
na aydeen
80
T6
na eats-almonds
94
T10
na givethanks
85
T10
na mightysparks
50
T4
na bal3x
70
T7
na matheusc
96
T9
na daryaa
70
T7
na karamazov.
37
T3
na Nepeta
85
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 david99
8
T9
na felipelahm
95
T10
na Bryan C.
85
T7
na joachimt
90
T10
na mjf333
93
T10
na lotr-sam0711
90
T9
na jgreenwood
80
T9
na paris1919
91
T9
na cgwami
91
T9
na L Lawliet
75
T5
na jeff_v
87
T10
na parannoyed
85
T3
na Simon M.
83
T7
na Josh Forrest
85
T10
na penguinbob31
65
T2
na borges
5
T9
na alizkhan
90
T10
na jethro
90
T9
na Scottathon
78
T7
na Rick Deckard
93
T9
na Svengali
65
T6
na febraro
90
T10
na knuth
95
T10
na b_ghaffari
80
T7
na Kreutzer
100
T10
na jkwall
9
T10
na GrimsChild
75
T10
na nairaglub
95
T10
na Gurrkin
30
T3
na pl_
60
T2
na Kazaam
90
T10
na PeregrinVelo
72
T7
na cripplehorse
81
T9
na batui
65
T5
na boodige
17
T9
na filmik
95
T10
na Orion16RUS
81
T8
na marco_n65
82
T9
na AICHE
86
T10
na vsls
70
T7
na purity
3
T9
na Phelipe
96
T10
na jackinthebox
90
T10
na Jazzaloha
85
T10
na Discard
94
T10
na pupetman64
8
T6
na buak
90
T9
29 Mayis 2013 & ''herkesin bir gerekcesi vardir su hayatta.''
na hoolie
95
T9
na theyshoot07
91
T9
# 172
na IMDb-byvotes
80
T10
na ailm
65
T8
na sdoles
8
T7
na kangadoodoo
55
T5
na Ario
69
T3
na jonnykungfu
85
T9
na kertenkele
80
T8
na Piglet
99
T10
na Zelos
92
T8
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 HenrikM
90
T10
na Bluedeed
100
T10
na djross
96
T10
The first of a long and ongoing sequence of truly great films from Kiarostami. After watching the film, this is an interesting discussion by Kiarostami: http://www.janusfilms.com/closeup/closeup.pdf
na TrixRabbi
85
T9
na mallamp
80
T8
na eumaios
88
T9
na ormz
6
T8
na omid
60
T4
na torontodog
80
T9
na aneves
95
T9
na corley
75
T8
na sangsues
97
T8
na majorhobo
93
T10
na LEAVES
55
T7
na JohnSandwich
90
T10
Powerful and complex.
na catcry
69
T5
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 D_Kaufman
93
T9
na imdb
83
T10
na Guaporense
76
T8
na loc42
70
T6
na alive75
93
T10
na Seftref
75
T9
na col. dax
100
T10
na yamyum
74
T3
na Theyshootpic
84
T9
na bengar
95
T9
na hlime
95
T10
na cloak
87
T10
na CHOICECOD
78
T6
na ar656
99
T10
na HarryLangdon
37
T2
na Fran
60
T4
na MentalCritic
93
T10
na cinemaddict
98
T10
One of my alltime favorite films
na SlantMag
40
T10
"Close Up is still the definitive film-on-film commentary." - Ed Gonzalez
na rant1229
4
T7
na lostty
76
T6
na Pats_London
88
T9
na Moribunny
85
T10
I could never have predicted that this concept, which looks potentially smart-alecky on paper, would be so fruitful. It's a touching and fascinating film, one of the most interesting and thought-provoking movies I've seen about cinema itself. Kiarostami devises the reconstruction with great intelligence and sensitivity. It's so ironic how Sabzian, the perpetrator of the fraud, is himself such a naive and suggestible fellow.
na jabar
83
T9
na julianross
100
T6
na Benasdfghjkl
92
T10
na sergebarber
50
T5
na short
64
T6
na kamikaze
79
T4
na Bandy
92
T10
na bahador
90
T7
na GFD
97
T10
na peekingpanda
85
T10
na ericdupont
95
T10
na Dally
90
T9
na matty5190
85
T7
na meliorism
95
T10
na volver
75
T8
na Barkinson
45
T3
na Hennimore
70
T6
na syenigun
85
T10
na Sockman
84
T9
na micmac•
57
T4
na loureed
85
T8
na Sane
95
T10
na dsarev
90
T9
na batwings
100
T7
na akjn
81
T9
na Chazz Chetly
95
T10
na unrecorded
50
T4
na Toke Za
100
T10
na benthamite
70
T6
na FlixR8r
69
T7
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 marjanbrz
80
T7
na themagician
70
T6
na tech2isobel
78
T10
na m.khalili
85
T9
na Alban
15
T5
na flowing
68
T7
na Exidor
80
T8
na sevin
73
T7
na carolgesser
72
T8
na negative
3
T8
na m4th3u5
90
T8
na saeed.hosein
85
T6
na Anita.k
78
T9
na cinebaixar
95
T10
na KGB
90
T10
na welike
30
T7
na gaucho
6
T9
na electriccafe
90
T9
na micko
59
T6
na nickv
82
T10
na Magb
95
T10
An unusual and compelling film that will really make you scratch your head. One of the main points of interest here is the production itself. Some scenes in the film consist of real, live footage of the actual events that took place; other scenes are dramatizations, but featuring the actual people involved, "playing" themselves! The centerpiece of the movie is the personality of the impostor Sabzian himself and the way he rationalizes his actions.
na mcf1989
80
T9
na gimmefiction
75
T7
na MatheusM
91
T6
na AlleyLights2
61
T4
na Thebes
85
T10
na cinema_hell
90
T9
na terabin
78
T7
na donquixotic
0
T6
na wabrit
75
T5
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 jokevv
80
T10
na cavitbaran
95
T10
na jyt84
88
T10
na arirang
94
T10
na pculli
92
T10
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