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Release Date: April 3rd, 2009

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

Director: Majid Majidi

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Regent Releasing

Keywords: Emotional, Amusing, Quest, 2000s, Sacrifice, Wife, Father, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Low-key, realistic performances from a mostly nonpro cast keep the story running smoothly. His face visibly stressed-out and hardened from loneliness as he detaches himself from family and friends, Naji gives the film a strong center. show more

  • This sparrow's flight lifts the heart. show more

  • 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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