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Ten (2002)

Dah (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 18 September 2002 (France)
A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.

Director:

Abbas Kiarostami

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mania Akbari ... Driver
Amin Maher ... Amin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kamran Adl Kamran Adl
Roya Akbari Roya Akbari ... Prostitute + Lover (as Roya Arabshahi)
Roya Arabshahi Roya Arabshahi
Amene Moradi Amene Moradi
Mandana Sharbaf Mandana Sharbaf
Katayoun Taleizadeh Katayoun Taleizadeh
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Storyline

Ten, the latest film by Iranian master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, focuses on ten conversations between a female driver in Tehran and the passengers in her car. Her exchanges with her young son, a jilted bride, a prostitute, a women on her way to prayer and others, shed light on the lives and emotions of these women whose voices are seldom heard. Written by Stephen Kirkham

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

18 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

10 See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,559, 9 March 2003

Gross USA:

$105,656
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Apart from Mania Akbari, actors are non-professional. The young boy is played by her own son and their relationship is partly based on real-life elements. See more »

Goofs

Car windows, both driver's and passenger's, vary between being closed, part-open or open between shots. See more »

Quotes

Prostitute: [to a Married woman] You are wholesailers. We are retailers.
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Connections

Referenced in 10 on Ten (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Walking In The Air
Written and Performed by Howard Blake
© Chester Music Limited represented by Première Music Group
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Beautiful film and simple Lesson of cinema.
26 November 2007 | by nycterrSee all my reviews

The film shows ten rides of a female cab-driver in modern Teheran. The protagonist (a sunglasses-wearing beautiful woman) share a ride with her son, her sister, an old faithful lady, a prostitute and a female stranger. She discuss life and social issues, and repeatedly argue with her son about her recent divorce with the boy's dad.

The movie is technically interesting and well shaped.

---- Structure The film rolls the 10 sequences introduced by a a classic old school countdown which creates a sense of formal structure, giving the film an apparent "rigid" putting the audience as "analyst".

---- Camera and Sound Only two camera angles are used in the film (beside an odd little part where we see the prostitute outside of the car ...). And the sound is very basically real and full (city's life and traffic).

---- Content But above all, despise what some will say about the apparent boringness of the film, the content is amazingly absorbing. The issues raised are universal (divorce, women's position in society, love, despair, faith ...) and perfectly rendered by these non-actors.

One last point, the female protagonist is BEAUTIFUL !


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