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Bashu, the Little Stranger (Bashu, gharibeye koochak)

Bashu, the Little Stranger (Bashu, gharibeye koochak) (1989)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1989 Wide

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This touching, thought-provoking Iranian children's drama has a simple story, but complex undertones as it is simultaneously a quiet plea for peace and tolerance, an entertaining story and a sly, metaphorical criticism of Moslem fundamentalist thinking. It also presents a view of Iranian rural life seldom seen by Westerners. Though the Iranian government sponsored the film, they banned it for the above reasons. Bashu is a 10-year-old boy living in war-torn southern Iran. During an Iraqi attack

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Bashu dealt with a very complex issue which was the cultural differences in Iran. It was masterfully done by one of the best directors of Iran, Bahram Beizai. Bashu was a young boy from South part of Iran who happened to end up in Northern part of Iran and experienced the cultural differences. In comparing these two parts of Iran, Beizai masterfully brought out the differences between the people, the climate, the costume and the language.

Aside from the cinematography, director Bahram Beizai used supernatural touches to move the audience. Sussan Taslimi was tough and beautiful; the children acting in the film were amazing, the elders of the village were real, hateful, and could be human too.

Very little dialogue moved the story along and the story was shot with trust and slowness. There was mystery of course and not all of it was explained.
This was a very moving film, most Persian movies are and I recommend to anyone.
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  • Baschu, der kleine fremde (DE)
  • Bashu, the Little Stranger (Bashu, gharibeye koochak) (UK)
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