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Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine

2000, Drama, 1h 33m

46 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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Hitting upon universal themes, this meditation on death is both poignant and wryly humorous. Read critic reviews

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Bahman Farjami (Bahman Farmanara) is a 55-year-old filmmaker in Iran who has been banned from making films for over 20 years by the Post-Revolutionary Censor Board (his previous film to this was made in 1978). As other Iranian filmmakers die, and he considers his own heart condition a sign that he may soon follow, Farjami decides to film his own funeral. This new quest finds him researching funeral rites, but it also brings him into jeopardy.

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