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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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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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It's a wonder that so many Persian 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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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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Early Kiarostami that is very good at showing the child's universe.
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There's some annoying parts, but overall, this is a wonderful neo-realistic sort of thing.
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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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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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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.
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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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What lisa- said.
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Köyün o sıcaklığı, kışın gelmesi, köylüler ve Türk kültürüne o kadar yakınlık son olarak da harika düşünülmüş ince ayrıntılar, kiarostamiyi kazandıran eserlerin başında ve kusursuz.
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