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A Suit for Wedding (1976)

Lebassi Baraye Arossi (original title)
| Drama | 1976 (Iran)
A woman orders a suit from a tailor for her young son to wear to her sister's wedding. The tailor's apprentice, together with two other teenage boys who work in the same building, devise a ... See full summary »

Director:

Abbas Kiarostami

Writers:

Parviz Davayi (screenplay), Abbas Kiarostami (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Hashem Arkan Hashem Arkan
Mohammad Fassih Mohammad Fassih
Reza Hashemi Reza Hashemi
Mehdi Nekoueï Mehdi Nekoueï
Massoud Zand Massoud Zand
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A woman orders a suit from a tailor for her young son to wear to her sister's wedding. The tailor's apprentice, together with two other teenage boys who work in the same building, devise a plan to try on the suit at night to see what it feels like. Things get a little complicated but in the morning, at the last possible minute, they manage to return the suit to its proper place. Written by Nima Kavian

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian | Azerbaijani

Release Date:

1976 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

A Suit for Wedding See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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21 October 2000 | by edwartellSee all my reviews

Think of it as Iranian neo-realism, except without squalid poverty or the second act dramatic turnaround of Jafar Panahi's The Mirror. This follows three Iranian teens, one of whom works in a tailor's shop. A new suit is being made for a fourth, upper-class teen and his two friends both want to borrow it. Inevitable complications arise. For 52 minutes, Kiarostami follows his subjects through work and play, constantly shooting their mouths off and trying to avoid getting in trouble with their guardians. This is a fascinating look at life before the revolution with a generous dose of humor. Kiarostami has said that if his film cans could talk, this one would say, "Why did you make me this length?" The barely hour long running time ensures that this perfect little gem will never get the exposure it deserves.


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