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

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February 13, 2013
Does not stand the test of time and does not translate well to an American audience -- even a culturally inclined one.
August 30, 2011
Called the best Iranian film of all time.
June 14, 2011
It's a great film about peace, children and equality among different races, and a must-see movie against war and racism...
½ September 8, 2010
Excellent movie...
"Bashu" is special, important, soulful, educational, touching and not to be missed by anyone who even mildly likes film. Aside from the cinematography acting as a medium and taking the viewer into the world of rural Iran, director Bahram Beizai uses supernatural touches to move the audience. Sussan Taslimi is tough and beautiful, the children in the film are delicious, the elders of the village are real, hateful, human. Very little dialogue moves the story along, another feature that makes this film watchable. The piece is shot with trust and slowness that you can bathe in the surroundings without having to feel that you are on a mystery hunt. There is mystery of course and not all of it is explained. It certainly is not a Hollywood movie. It is not even a European movie. it is simply, A MUST SEE MOVIE.
Super Reviewer
July 25, 2009
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.
February 26, 2009
a very nice movie.. one of the best iran movies that will keep your eyes stuck in front of the screen..
January 12, 2009
Not the BEST Iranian movie I've seen but was still a good watch!
November 8, 2008
The Best Iranian film of My Childhood!
September 9, 2008
Fantastic and it means the word fully. The fantasy elements, both delusional and desire of the titular kid, was such a surprise, I could not even be sure it was that. I absolutely found the film to be a beautiful reflection of inter-ethnic mingling and its various problems and yet the surprising charm of it all.
September 6, 2008
This film didn't really need dialogue, which is a testiment to its perfection.
July 25, 2008
A gem. An absolute gem. Pity that you miss the play of accents if you are not a native Farsi speaker.
July 5, 2008
one of the best films ever. showing in an unbelievably subtle way fear, hate, love and hope. an absolute must see!
March 19, 2008
bashu is finally accepted n loved:)
March 15, 2008
Awesome performances and great character development in a really honest, feel good film.
½ December 4, 2007
amazing movie with a great performance by the beautiful sussan taslimi.
½ July 11, 2007
Very very nice film. It's perfect!
June 4, 2007
a young boy during a bomardment in iran jumps in a government vehicle for cover and ends up hundreds of miles away in rice fields in northern iran where his darker skin and lack of dialect , not to mention his lack of speaking, ability, make him a serious outsider, a woman slowly takes on the mother figure for bashu as the community wants him banished. one of the best films i have ever seen
June 1, 2007
A brilliant tale of an Iranian boy who is displaced during the Iran-Iraq War.
May 5, 2007
awwwwwwwwwwwwwww i love it
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