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  • Summary: Based on a concept the director and Abbas Kiarostami developed on a photography trip together, a man and a young woman are stranded in a remote village after their car breaks down. The photographer and the sole adult male inhabitant, a schoolteacher, leave to get help while the young woman, herself childless, bonds with the children whose parents are nowhere to be found. (First Run Features) Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
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  1. 88
    The sweet script, crisp direction and a delightful performance by Leila Hatami, as the sad-eyed wife, should put Deserted Station on your must-see list.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    It never fails to come as a shock to find how profoundly moving it all is when these gentle films draw to their graceful conclusions.
  3. Slow going, but I mean it as no insult when I say that it bored me, in the end, to tears.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard James Havis
    70
    Both intensely thoughtful and wonderful to look at.
  5. 70
    Hardcore Kiarostami devotees may miss the master's harsher clarity, but Hatami, best known for her starring role in Dariush Mehrjui's "Leila," makes her character's inner transformation both subtle and palpable.
  6. 60
    The film's relaxed pace, unassuming tone, and respect for its characters all recall the films of Abbas Kiarostami, who provided the story idea, but director Ali Reza Raisian adds a slightly more dramatic and emotional edge.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. ArunodayS.
    Jun 5, 2007
    9
    Best thing about the film is that at no point it forces the emotions out of its audience. All the actors too did very well, by looking completely ordinary and a part of the setting. I would place this film away from 'good' and keep it in a pile of 'better' cinema. Expand

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