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PG| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
After losing a valuable ostrich, Karim (Reza Naji) is fired from his job tending fowl on a small farm. Desperate to repair his daughter's broken hearing aid, Karim sets out on his motorcycle to find work in the bustling city of Tehran, Iran. Karim accidentally falls into a lucrative new line of work when a distracted businessman mistakes him for a taxi and jumps on the back of his motorcycle. But as the allure of the city takes its hold on Karim, he begins to lose sight of what matters most.

Cast: Reza Naji , Hamid Aghazi , Maryam Akbari , Kamran Dehghan , Schabnam Akhlaghi , Neshat Nazari , Hassan Rezaee , Ponya Salehi

Director: Majid Majidi

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Regent Releasing

The Song of Sparrows (2008)

Release Date: April 3rd, 2009|1 hr. 36 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 100
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    Sparrows is a kind of cinematic fable. At times funny, sad, poignant and suspenseful, Sparrows is a showcase for Majidi's masterful storytelling - and Naji's superb acting. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Naji is an expressive actor, and so are the wonderful young non-pros who play his children. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The Song of Sparrows becomes a parable of corruption, catastrophe and eventual redemption. Mr. Majidi's tale wasn't meant to be timely, of course, but the shoe fits, and the film wears it well. show more

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