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In a remote area of the Iranian mountains, 20-year-old Afghani refugee Djomeh works on a dairy farm alongside his older countryman, Habib. Every morning, Djomeh drives into town with the farm's kindly owner, Mr. Mahmoud, to whom he confides his scandalous romance with an older widow back home in Afghanistan as well as his blossoming affection for Setareh, the daughter of a local shopkeeper. The ease of their relationship contrasts sharply with the villagers' suspicious and cold attitudes to the young foreigner. The children throw stones and the adults make disparaging remarks but Djomeh retains his good humor, even when courting the indifferent Setareh. When Djomeh asks Mr. Mahmoud to act as an intermediary to pursue marriage with Setareh, his naive romanticism is painfully tested.


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  • Offers viewers here an intimate glimpse of the everyday realities behind the headlines.

    Mar 15, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
  • A film that gives you the illusion of eavesdropping on life as it's actually lived, on people as they actually behave.

    Feb 7, 2002
  • Hassan Yektapanah's Djomeh, from his own screenplay, continues Iranian cinema's deceptively simple yet exquisitely conducted explorations of the Iranian psyche in the context of a workaday reality.

    Sep 28, 2001 | Full Review…

    Andrew Sarris

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  • Djomeh (New Yorker) is not among the best of the Iranian imports -- its thematic compass is smaller--but it certainly shares some of the attributes of the best: patience and a belief that every human face is important.

    Sep 26, 2001
  • Agonizingly slow-moving and talky, it consists primarily of conversations between two men in a truck.

    Sep 7, 2001 | Rating: 2/4
  • An investigation, at once lucid and enigmatic, of exile, loneliness and the fragile possibility of friendship.

    Sep 6, 2001 | Rating: 4/5

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