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Chicken With Plums

PG-13| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
When his beloved violin is broken, famed musician Nasser Ali Khan (Mathieu Amalric) loses the will to live. Unable to find a replacement for the instrument, Nasser decides to retreat to his bed and await death. As he waits, Nasser plunges deep into reverie and experiences dreams both joyous and melancholic. He speaks with Azrael (Édouard Baer), the Angel of Death, who reveals the future of Nasser's children. As pieces of a puzzle fall together, the poignant secret of Nasser's life emerges.

Cast: Mathieu Amalric , Édouard Baer , Maria de Medeiros , Golshifteh Farahani , Éric Caravaca , Chiara Mastroianni , Mathis Bour , Enna Balland

Directors: Marjane Satrapi , Vincent Paronnaud

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Chicken With Plums (2011)

Release Date: August 31st, 2012|1 hr. 31 min.

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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • An agony of bad plotting and whimsical, lifeless scenes. show more

  • Amalric's performance is comically moving in the manner of silent actors, and the film is beautifully wrought with moments of enchantment. Alas, Chicken is a movie that begins with a crescendo and doesn't sustain its lyricism. show more

  • Both winsome and sophisticated, Chicken with Plums unfolds like a rich Persian carpet woven of memories and nostalgia in a colorful fantasy Iran of 1958, twenty years before the Islamic Revolution turned the country to somber grays. show more

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  • October 01, 2012 thevisitor967
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    This is the best film I have seen so far this year. It was 10x better than The Master. I wish PTA had seen Chicken with Plums because then he\'d know the difference between entertaining and boring an audience.

  • August 30, 2012 asmith9843
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    Chicken with Plums - A Fabulous Fable -, 30 August 2012 This is a brilliant film composed of wit, romance and all the art and style that makes film enjoyable. With set pieces, animation and fabulous actors the directors have created a unique and memorable fable. The visuals are magical and some satirical, all dressed in a vision of charm and enveloped with the romance of music. Romance and Art are at the core of this film, it speaks of the soul of an artist and true love. Set in old Terhran the story is told with culture and warmth. It is an inspiration laced with humor, charm, beauty and at last love. This tale is universal and will touch more than one heart. \"Chicken with Plums\" is the best I\'ve seen this year and a must see if you love film.

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