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The Experience (1973)

Tadjrebeh (original title)
The daily hard life of a kid working in a photo shop, and tries to get closer to the girl he like.

Director:

Abbas Kiarostami

Writers:

Abbas Kiarostami (screenplay), Amir Naderi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hossein Yarmohammadi Hossein Yarmohammadi
Andre Govalovish Andre Govalovish
Parviz Naderi Parviz Naderi
Mostafa Taheri ... (as Mostafa Tari)
Firoozeh Habibi Firoozeh Habibi
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A fourteen-year-old boy is employed to do everything in a photographer's studio where he is allowed to sleep. He is in love at a distance with a girl living in a wealthy neighborhood. One morning, he comes to offer his services in the house of his parents. He is left with hope. In the evening, the answer will be negative and without appeal - Kind of double teenage boy Zang-e Tafrih, the young Mamad Tadjrebeh changes his mind fixed: it is not a question here of sticking to his ball, but in the face of a young girl, believed acquired for only one exchanged look. Without roots and without a house, Mamad is a body floating between the streams of the city, an unnamed anxiety and without object that appeases the moped of the big brother, riding on the time of a round of court or the barely stripped torso of a woman followed in the crowd - Boxes, doors and windows punctuate this film of absence - as well as images, these photographs that the young apprentice class and stamps, mirrors of an ... Written by Laurent Roth

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1973 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

The Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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$6,725
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Mono
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Matter of fact look at the life of a teenage boy
31 December 2016 | by pscamp01See all my reviews

The Experience is generally considered to be Abbas Kiarostami's first feature film even though it is only 53 minutes long. It is the story of a teenaged boy with a tendency towards bad decision making who works as an assistant in a photographer's studio. The film follows his daily life as he puts up with his unfriendly co-workers, spends nights in boring isolation and fantasizes about a pretty girl he met on the street. The film is very minimalistic. There is little plot, little dialogue and little background music. The effect is almost like a silent film with sound effects. The black and white cinematography is striking and the look at pre-revolutionary Tehran is fascinating, but the movie itself is not particularly interesting.


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