The Silence (Sokout) (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Silence (Sokout) (1999)




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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.


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Critic Reviews for The Silence (Sokout)

All Critics (6)

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.

June 5, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

August 19, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

turn off the cell phone, shut out the outside distractions, and follow Makhmalbaf's sumptuous visuals and sounds to get inside Khorshid's world.

October 29, 2002 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Makhmalbaf shows that there must be a marriage between the East and West, if his country is to become more enlightened.

March 11, 2002 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Silence (Sokout)


Makhmalbaf continues to explore the infinite possibilities of cinema and film language (as usual), creating another poetic film that impresses not only with its clever editing but also with its use of many aural match cuts that fit perfectly within the story it wants to tell.

Carlos Magalhães
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