The Apple

1998, Drama, 1h 25m

48 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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The Apple flirts with exploitation, but this boldly metaphorical work boasts a tart, complex crunch. Read critic reviews

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This docudrama tells the story of two adolescent girls (Zahra Naderi, Masume Naderi) in Iran who have been kept imprisoned by their father (Qorban Ali Naderi) in their home from the day they were born. Interacting with a social worker who was notified of the situation, the girls' father voices his conviction that allowing the girls out of the house would lead to their corruption by males and the vices of the outside world. The neglected girls, meanwhile, can barely walk or speak.

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  • Jun 05, 2012
    Samira Makhmalbaf was only 17 when she made this impressive exposé of this revolting real story and of the blatant gender inequality in Iran - and it is really shocking to see that those girls were sent home by a social worker after being discovered in such deplorable conditions.
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  • Jan 05, 2012
    The Apple it's one of the exemples that show to us how terrific is the Iran cinema.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer

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