The Silence (Sokout) (1999)

The Silence (Sokout)

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Directed by Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, this tale of wonderment follows the sonorous journey of a blind village boy as he goes to work in the city by bus. Every day, the young music instrument tuner gets sidetracked by the seductive sounds of the urban center and carried off on a adventurous detour through the boisterous cityscape.

Rating: R (for violent images, nudity and language)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 17, 2001
Runtime:
New Yorker Films

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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 16, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 30, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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The boy's blindness often seems like either a novelty or a symbol; in either case, its falseness weakens the overall effect, even though the film easily has a dozen charming, memorable scenes.

Full Review… | June 5, 2008
Paste Magazine

a puzzle about what the entire experience was supposed to be all about.

Full Review… | August 19, 2003
Filmcritic.com

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