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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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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.
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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.
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Perhaps the best children's movie ever made. The simple story is told with warmth and humanity and clear-cut dialogue. A near masterpiece.
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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.
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It's a wonder that so many Iranian filmmakers can make films like this that are similar thematically -- children wandering helplessly in dismissive, authoritarian adult worlds -- yet nevertheless feel entirely distinct from one another. Unlike some of the other films in this sub-genre the lead child actor is actually kind of likeable and not completely annoying. Always a plus when child leads don't make you want to tear your hair out.
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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.
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Early Kiarostami that is very good at showing the child's universe.
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As with most of Kiarostami's stuff it is a simple tale, beautifully observed told with warmth and humanity. We see the story from the kid's point of view which allows Kiarostami to frustrate us with quite how much children are ignored or taken advantage of by adults. Not quite perfect but still suitably delightful.
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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].
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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
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