The song of sparrows

The song of sparrows

DVD - 2008 | Persian
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After being let go from his job on an ostrich farm a man leaves his small village to find work in the big city. As a motorcycle taxi driver, he soon becomes consumed with his passengers' lives, and is swept up in a world of greed. Now it is up to his family back home to help restore his caring and generous nature.
Publisher: Port Washington, N.Y. : E1 Entertainment, c2008
ISBN: 9781417233045
1417233044
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 SON NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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AL_MARINA Nov 12, 2016

A bittersweet snapshot of life, focusing on the complexities of family relationships and the absurdities that each character confronts in trying to dream a little bigger for themselves and for their family. Because the landscape plays such an important role in this film, I found it a meditative experience, as through success and tragedy the camera pulls ever back to remind us of what really endures...

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ilovewhippets
Mar 11, 2014

It is a good movie! Great acting by all the participants! It shows the life of the rural poor! Colorful and creative!

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0cho
Sep 18, 2013

I didn’t enjoy this movie, not one of Majid Majidi better movies. Too much loss in this movie and every time you started cheering for the characters they are hit with another hardship. I’m fine with not having a Hollywood ending, but this was too sad. An interesting watch into rural Iran.

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shasfaith
Sep 09, 2012

There is a depth yet simplicity to story and to the acting that I sincerely appreciate. A great movie for a quiet, contemplative night in.

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wa_grown80
Mar 30, 2011

It was by accident that I checked this movie out, but, I'm so...glad that I watched it! I don't know that I got the full story while watching it but, when reflecting back on what I saw-the story stuck with me. I've watched this a handful of times now and I still enjoy it!

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mj7932
Mar 12, 2011

فیلم بسیار زیبا از زندگی واقعی یک خانواده کارگر ساده در ایران امروز. بچه های به این نازنینی را پدر مورد ضرب و شتم و شلاق قرار میدهد بخاطر آنکه یک کار بسیار مفید میخواهند انجام دهند...این پدر هرگز حتی یک برنامه رازها و نیازها از دکتر فرهنگ هلاکوئی را در مورد تعلیم و تربیت کودک گوش نداده و مانند شمر ذوالجوشن دنبال این اطفال معصوم میکند تا بزند و فریاد و نعره بر آنها میکشد

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geomillar
Aug 29, 2010

Iranian Director, Majid Majidi comes up with another brilliant film. From the ostrich farm worker to the Tehran motorbike taxi-man the 'Dad' travels light years. He regards those around him as weak minded. City greed consumes him and leads to his near demise. Only then does he realize the strength of those around him and the supreme value of their love. This is a must see for all who love the very best movies.

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Mar 13, 2011

mj7932 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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