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Scream of the Ants (2006)

Faryad moorcheha (original title)
A girl believing in God marries an atheist, who is consumed by doubt. They decide to spend their honeymoon in India. Searching the countryside for a guru called the "perfect man," who fobs ... See full summary »

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf
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Credited cast:
Mamhoud Chokrollahi Mamhoud Chokrollahi
Mahnour Shadzi Mahnour Shadzi ... The Woman
Karl Maass Karl Maass
Tenzin Chogyal Tenzin Chogyal
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Savitha Iyer Savitha Iyer
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A girl believing in God marries an atheist, who is consumed by doubt. They decide to spend their honeymoon in India. Searching the countryside for a guru called the "perfect man," who fobs them off with a message in invisible ink. Seeking for the truth, the wife starts performing rituals by dunking herself in the Ganges river, while naked old men cavort around her... Written by nitorch

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Country:

Iran | France | India

Language:

Persian | English | French | Hindi

Release Date:

9 February 2007 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamenoi stin India See more »

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$197,621
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The Man: I followed you because I thought you were after truth. I despise one who has found the truth. He, who has found the truth turns into a fascist.
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Beautiful
20 November 2010 | by sobotSee all my reviews

First of all, this is not a movie for everyone. It is a blend of a feature film and a documentary, but if you ask me - perfectly put together.

The plot (if there is one) takes place in India. Many wonderful scenes from the hard life of its' people intertwine with dialogs between two main characters (who don't even have names), and their conversations with local people, in which they talk about life, religion and comfort in life.

I expect that many viewers, like the Male character, will not find anything beautiful or comforting in this movie, but only pain and suffering. But it seems to me that the movie does not even try to give any answers, but only to show some viewpoints. In particular, I remember a scene near the end, where a teacher says to a group of kids: "close your eyes and just smell". To me it seemed as if the director says: "do not try to understand everything you see, just accept it". And really, there were many scenes that I did not understand, but managed to find beauty inside.


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