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Where Is The Friend's Home? (1987)

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Summary: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school -- hardly what in Hollywood parlance is called "high concept." (imdb)

Genre: Drama

Country: Iran

Directed By: Abbas Kiarostami

Written By: Abbas Kiarostami

Starring: Babek Ahmed Poor, Ahmed Ahmed Poor, Kheda Barech Defai, Iran Outari, Ait Ansari, Sadika Taohidi

AKA: Khane-ye doust kodjast?, Where Is The Friend's House?

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paris1919 paris1919
98T10
FitFortDanga MartinTeller
45T1
Feels like a half hour idea padded out to 90 minutes. Perhaps Kiarostami should try doing shorts. Oh, but then we wouldn't have such fascinating lectures about old doors.
bobyang bobyang
90T10
sepid sepid
85T7
stailea
93T9
lippecesar lippecesar
93T10
cinemahell cinema_hell
85T8
There's some annoying parts, but overall, this is a wonderful neo-realistic sort of thing.
paradise paradise
72T8
henrybr
80T9
sevinceda
90T10
fakhrabadi
70T5
parmesan parmesan
78T7
zamanzaman zamanzaman
81T9
sandrikoti
100T8
Magmadiver Magmadiver
70T4
halilcibran halilcibran
80T9
micmac micmac•
57T4
waddayanuts
79T9
vitruvian vitruvian
90T10
Neonman Neonman
78T6
In its own quaint way, this is a rather sad film about children being smarter and better at problem-solving than adults because they don't adhere to arbitrary codes, but their opportunities to prove this are always quelled. The dialogue can be rambly and very reiterative which makes the miscommunication between kids and adults even sadder. Luckily there's some hope in the film's last act, which features some gorgeous melancholic nighttime imagery. Appears far more simpler than it likely is.
darkcharmer darkcharmer
89T8
sevin
89T9
Ibetolis1 Ibetolis1
90T10
Hengame
80T7
TonyKB
85T8
ericdupont ericdupont
85T8
theyshoot08
75T6
501
mgroves1 mgroves1
95T10
Fran
90T10
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72T9
syenigun syenigun
67T9
Coheed
80T8
starkovsky
85T10
maekrad
92T9
arirang arirang
90T8
rezasalimi rezasalimi
81T7
sidehacker sidehacker
75T7
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80T8
Malcym
8T9
TraverseTown TraverseTown
80T9
luchatein luchatein
93T9
marrie86 marrie86
80T10
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85T8
alik
95T10
DrPhilOssify
85T9
jabar jabar
92T10
MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
43T10
LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
68T8
Barkinson
80T10
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80T8
zetes
100T10
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80T8
kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
60T6
Rohrkrepiere
100T6
Moribunny Moribunny
70T8
Very good for a first feature film but Kiarostami is still green behind the ears, and some of his subsequent films are more mature. Dialogue is what Kiarostami excels in, and here already, the conversations are the best feature.
derzulya derzulya
7T8
olanzapine olanzapine
91T9
faradassad
40T2
Johau Johau
94T5
corelist corelist
76T6
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78T9
Erenov Erenov
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iyisinek iyisinek
71T6
ödev, cocuk, arkadaslik, defter, okul, ögretmen, aramak, adres sormak, kapi muhabbeti, arkadasinin defteri kendisinde kalan cocuk defeteri arkadasina götürmeye karar verir. biraz duragan, gercekci, gereksiz hikayeler var, kapi mevzusu gibi, cocuk cok miymiy (anlasibilir bir durum ama)
P_u_l_p P u l p
84T9
theyshoot10
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dmk dmk
80T8
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60T3
mkhalili m.khalili
80T8
marjanbrz
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90T10
Fetsch
79T9
AlbertE AlbertE
0T2
JuanLars JuanLars
99T9
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70T6
ACMutd ACMutd
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45T3
Ario Ario
100T10
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30T2
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Apovoncrier Apovoncrier
82T9
gegirti gegirti
94T9
mamadoly mamadoly
80T8
karamazov karamazov.
66T9
In the beginning, one of the children, obviously instructed not to look at the camera, seemingly looks straight at it by accident & hurriedly glances away. With this same childlike candor & simplicity the film continues, yet not without all the stark formalism of Bresson & the grace of Kiarostami's later work. Characters repeat lines over & over again, we hear adults' folksy wisdom, some actually interesting & some stupid-- we're admitted into a universe of the wonder & sensitivity of a child.
felixm85
80T7
HVM
60T4
dsarev dsarev
94T10
Gody85 Gody85
72T9
sanazs sanaz_s
85T6
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80T9
Kerc Kerc
25T8
ciyakedi ciyakedi
87T9
muhtarp
90T9
FrancoZero FrancoZero
7T7
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70T9
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76T7
hamletello adilekin
72T6
mark83
8T9
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8T9
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93T9
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7T10
theyshoot07
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funkybusnss funkybusnss
70T6
PatsLondon Pats_London
79T6
kennardjon
65T2
Ronin21
80T8
Henrik Henrik
90T10
Perhaps the best children's movie ever made. The simple story is told with warmth and humanity and clear-cut dialogue. A near masterpiece.
kordkarimi
70T5
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80T8
joachimt joachimt
70T6
ears550 elixir
80T10
glm01
89T10
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themagician
70T6
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90T5
Jazzaloha
75T9
The best performances from child actors come from Persian films, and this is no exception. The boy basically has one expression, but it is powerful. ps72
Alibageri Ali_bageri
88T8
marazi
80T5
Komiyela Komiyela
9T8
ricardo_reis ricardo reis
100T10
Kapka Kapka
65T6
tommy_leazaq
60T4
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41T10
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7T8
Evench
88T9
aydeen
82T8
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85T9
hlime
75T4
imdb imdb
79T10
russalka russalka
87T8
dardan dardan
87T10
Bicycle Thieves meets Paper Moon: Iranian edition. Considering the most important things pertaining to hope, symbolized by the flower, but also its general vision of virtue, vice and community have already been touched upon, I'd like to expand on a more minor element, namely its contrivances. Surprisingly, these not only not grate, but actually work in its favour, perhaps because Kiarostami is so forthcoming and open in using them: having the kid repeat a line, unheard / framing out the adults.
RandallODim
86T9
morteza6682 morteza.gh
92T7
winds winds
7T10
debaser1985
65T4
Lone_Wolf miller
7T7
dariawrazen daria.wrazen
60T4
nicson
60T5
BaalMan
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maksler maksler
70T6
thewire thewire
83T9
heliafilmi
96T9
Not_Yuman Not Yuman
90T9
Josh_Forrest Josh Forrest
70T8
Air23
85T8
kronstadtli kronstadtli
90T10
FarCryss Suture Self
85T9
What lisa- said.
farhad44 farhad44
85T10
PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
87T9
Kiarostami manages to extract an awful lot from a simple story. It's slow and somewhat repetitive, yet every scene brings something new to think about, and I found the young boy and his small yet large troubles incredibly compelling. That such a film can manage to be both a portrait of rural Iranian society and at the same time a universal tale of childhood is a testament to its greatness.
JM1138
83T10
daffodil907 daffodil907
81T9
RAHAA
99T9
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100T10
Serok_Sartre Serok Sartre
90T10
oddis87
84T8
javadm javadmi
77T7
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80T8
telbis telbis
70T6
drreza drreza
30T1
Penajohnson
90T8
PeregrinVelo PeregrinVelo
79T9
escapistwit escapistwit
88T6
popolinka Thegoodboy
92T10
TreyAtwood TreyAtwood
90T10
bybrt bybrt
84T9
matty5190 matty5190
85T7
jeffv jeff_v
60T3
coltrane
7T10
Midaso
68T8
Johnny_Case Johnny Case
73T10
maborosi maborosi
74T8
fkaymak fkaymak
90T8
saeedhosein saeed.hosein
90T9
mallamp
70T6
Asm_Nabil Asm Nabil
83T7
Bluedeed
90T8
madamepi madamepi
89T7
HenrikM HenrikM
82T9
lauratron lauratron
89T9
cavitbaran cavitbaran
85T9
GFD
71T8
babakmod
83T8
navid_erfan navid erfan
75T7
feelgoodguy feelgoodguy
90T10
mjf333 mjf333
90T10
jsnruf jsnruf
94T9
umutsen
70T3
petcor80
75T5
mehrejaee mehrejaee
76T7
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
77T10
mersault88
94T10
omid omid
70T5
Kilgore
70T8
eulalie eulalie
83T8
Seftref
85T10
Rozno Rozno
85T8
Fun fact: Balthazar from "Au Hasard Balthazar" makes a cameo appearance.
yekpanjare yekpanjare
67T6
astrakhan astrakhan
50T1
!nsomn!a
70T5
nanbam
70T2
Seethruskin Seethruskin
5T8
Taassof
80T6
lisa_ii lisa-
55T10
how sweet. the idea that adults should listen to children more is clearly the main thrust of the film, but as always for kiarostami, some of the best aspects are the conversations which diverge from the plot. lovely music reminiscent of [pather panchali].
Phil_Clowns Phil Clowns
77T8
hasan121 hasan121
60T4
bernardobrum bernardobrum
92T10
lumpnboy lumpnboy
75T9
Has a beautifully perfunctory conclusion.
majed.taheri
65T3
Hadzibegovic Hadzibegovic
85T9
crmassari
30T2
RavynLoony
85T10
gargantua gargantua
82T9
JerryJ JerryJ
70T7
Hoodar Hoodar
62T5
Dumbwill Dumbwill
90T8
tmlilty
100T6
richiodo richiodo
90T9
cherimoya cherimoya
75T7
raskolnikov
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The_Way The Way
0T6
alive75 alive75
86T9
caga caga
95T10
manonwire Puya
50T3
uD6F5qk
87T7
ar656
89T9
carolgesser carolgesser
95T10
oturan_adam onuryilyang
90T10
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