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The Red Ribbon

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Directed by  Ebrahim Hatamikia
Music by  Mohammadreza Aligholi
Edited by  Hayedeh Safiyari
Written by  Ebrahim Hatamikia
Cinematography  Hassan Pooya
Starring  Parviz Parastui Reza Kianian Azita Hajian

The Red Ribbon (Persian: روبان قرمز) is a 1999 Iranian war drama film directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia. The film was submitted to the 17st Fajr International Film Festival and won three Crystal Simorghs in the fields of best directing best directing, editing and best actress. The film looks a lot like The English Patient. Hatamikia`s ability to translate an American film scenario for an Iranian audience and make it look like the Iran-Iraq war points to the universality of war.

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Plot

Three stubborn characters confront each other in a mine-riddled no-man's-land in the devastated South. Mahboobeh, a headstrong, grief-crazed woman who grew up in the area; Davoud, an embittered veteran focused to the point of insanity on his job clearing mines and Jomeh, an Afghan refugee whose own experience of tragedy gives him the empathy to communicate with his fellow outcasts.

Cast

  • Parviz Parastui as Davoud
  • The bearded rough looking man, whose job is taking out land mines.
  • Reza Kianian as Jomeh
  • A mysterious Afghani who lives in a dump where a thousand war tanks are kept.
  • Azita Hajian as Mahboobeh
  • A woman who has lost everything and now only wants to live in her family`s ruined house.

    References

    The Red Ribbon Wikipedia


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