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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 of Makhmalbaf's films. Makhmalbaf and the policeman each play themselves in the film. Expand
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  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. Almost forbiddingly austere.
  5. Finds the impassioned Makhmalbaf in a more contemplative, even whimsical, mood than usual.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    A fascinating fictional documentary.

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