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Release Date: 1990

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
While reading a novel by Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf on the bus, Ali Sabzian strikes up a conversation with a pretty girl, Mahrokh Ahankhah. When she tells him her family admires Makhmalbaf's work, Ali pretends to be the filmmaker to impress her. Becoming friendly with the Ahankhahs, Ali tells them he is preparing a new movie, but when they uncover his true identity, he is arrested for fraud. This film reenacts the true story of the incident, with Ali and the family playing themselves.

Cast: Hossain Sabzian, Hassan Frazmand, Abolfazi Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah, Hooshang Shamaei, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Mahrokh Ahankhah

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Genres: Drama

Production Co: The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults