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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 DallasSD
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na postmodifier
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na col. dax
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na saguara
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na penguinbob31
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na claricepj
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na Simon M.
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na kronstadtli
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na PimpPanda
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na ryannichols7
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na jethro
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na Pats_London
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na masoo
90
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It’s all based on a true story, naturally. There is footage from the actual trial (I think), but also re-creations of the events in the case, where the actual people involved play themselves. Meanwhile, there’s the matter of Kiarostami, who imposes his vision on events, real and re-created. Watching the movie, things move along quite smoothly, but five minutes after it’s over, as your mind twists around all of the implications of what it has just seen, things are no longer so smooth.
na zizigulu
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na flowing
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na Seftref
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na Halmbrander
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na theyshoot08
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191
na Rumplesink
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na Kilgore
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na plantedtrees
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na mark83
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na P u l p
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na LRibeiro
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na amirmovie
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na nrm5
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na GodsOfWar
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na HenrikM
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na Cheesyhoboe
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na mallamp
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na TraverseTown
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na Benasdfghjkl
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na yamyum
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na nmroshan
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na WBadger
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na blueasters
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na Veterini
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na mjf333
93
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na oktncgr
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na rant1229
4
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na b_ghaffari
80
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na gmeadows
94
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na m.khalili
85
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na aydeen
80
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na muster07
85
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na negative
3
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na PeregrinVelo
72
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na L Lawliet
75
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na joachimt
90
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na bedirhankara
72
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na Theyshootpic
84
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na sidehacker
61
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na WongKarWhat?
77
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na Scottathon
78
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na Bluedeed
100
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na miller
90
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na princhard
100
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na woodke1235
95
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na django
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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 Ario
69
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na pl_
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na torontodog
80
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na welike
30
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na crmassari
56
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na Svengali
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na Magb
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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 sepid
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na Kerc
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na Exposure
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na eveelun
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na Warren
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na spicebrain
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na tankut
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na Sduck25
40
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na matheusc
96
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na Electronic6
95
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na purgatos
93
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The strange production is likely the most famous thing about the film, but there's no big deal made about it in the movie. I wouldn't have known what they did until reading about it afterward, it's executed brilliantly. The film itself is about art(cinema specifically), what it means to us and what different people will do in its name. It really forces you to think about your perceptions.
na bluep
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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 Allan Kardec
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na ormz
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na pculli
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na Paradigma
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na jeff_v
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na CHOICECOD
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na TrixRabbi
85
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na gaucho
6
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na Icarus
98
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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 b4con
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na Moribunny
85
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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 cdelati
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na ailm
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na haeri118
56
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na ChrisReynold
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na sdoles
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na Gody85
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na david99
8
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na nina
96
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na daryaa
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na yasinm
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na mklehner
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na farhad44
75
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na IMDb-byvotes
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na Coredor
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na donquixotic
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na Dally
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na jackinthebox
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na Silent River
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na smoonhail2
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na blahzor
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na pedro .
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na lippecesar
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na Bryan C.
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na pinq09
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na Darbicus
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na evolving
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na Leland
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na Piglet
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na Discard
94
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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 aneves
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na sunsarasun
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na I.L.
73
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na Jirin
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na paladru
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na coltrane
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na Grimsrud
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na Tourist
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na lotr-sam0711
90
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na chemical404
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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 Ronin21
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na Art Vandelay
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na VHS4LifeDUDE
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na sangsues
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na india
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na aurora
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na Ludium
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na cinema_hell
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na buak
90
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29 Mayis 2013 & ''herkesin bir gerekcesi vardir su hayatta.''
na theyshoot10
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219
na Vendetta
80
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na pedrodmp
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na batwings
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na catcry
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na volver
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na Barkinson
45
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na cinebaixar
95
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na finkly
70
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na saeed.hosein
85
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na Noblet
91
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Excels as both a heartfelt expression of humanity and as a deconstruction of how a movie can distort reality and play you like a fiddle. An amazing, unique film.
na pitn
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na Paulobtusus
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na PeaceAnarchy
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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 Darren
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na DrinkMilk
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na JohnSandwich
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Powerful and complex.
na auteurist
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na Mr. Mxyzptlk
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na pupetman64
8
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na purity
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na buttercup
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na Ali_V.
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na graveyardtan
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na boodige
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na 3rdman
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na unrecorded
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na gimmefiction
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na fabiovisnadi
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na kyle.loomis
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na Zeno
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na huftis
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na AICHE
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na dzacharyt
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na D_Kaufman
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na sebby
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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 aaronwhat
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na jakartan
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na guvolefou
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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 zwyk
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na JerryJ
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na terabin
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na Ercan
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