A Moment of Innocence

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  • Summary: Mohsen Makhmalbaf's film is based on his own experience as a young Islamic radical in 1974 when he attemped to stab a policeman and landed himself in prison for the act. Five years after his release from prison, the same policeman, then unemployed turned up to audition for one ofMohsen Makhmalbaf's film is based on his own experience as a young Islamic radical in 1974 when he attemped to stab a policeman and landed himself in prison for the act. Five years after his release from prison, the same policeman, then unemployed turned up to audition for one of Makhmalbaf's films. Makhmalbaf and the policeman each play themselves in the film. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Turns into something like a screwball farce, an intimate, self-aware one.
  2. 92
    Normal ideas of truth, illusion, and representation are sent into the meat grinder, and the result is consistently disarming and beautiful.
  3. A fascinating humanist experiment and investigation in its own right, full of warmth and humor as well as mystery.
  4. Finds the impassioned Makhmalbaf in a more contemplative, even whimsical, mood than usual.
  5. Almost forbiddingly austere.
  6. 70
    A fascinating fictional documentary.

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