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Contributor(s): Kiarostami, Abbas [direction,, writing,, editing.] | Makhmalbāf, Muḥsin [cast.] | LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Chicago Facets Video 1990Description: 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 100 min.) 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Impostors and imposture -- Drama | Documentary-style filmsGenre/Form: Legal films. | Feature films. | Fiction films.Cast: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah.Summary: An otherwise undistiguished printer's apprentice, Ali Sabzian, bears a slight resemblance to the film director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. He tricks a well-to-do family in Teheran into giving him money, supposedly to finance his next movie project. Though this is a fake documentary, the actual people involved in this bizarre true story re-enact the actual events, followed by the footage from the actual trial that took place.
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Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah.

An otherwise undistiguished printer's apprentice, Ali Sabzian, bears a slight resemblance to the film director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. He tricks a well-to-do family in Teheran into giving him money, supposedly to finance his next movie project. Though this is a fake documentary, the actual people involved in this bizarre true story re-enact the actual events, followed by the footage from the actual trial that took place.

In Persian with English language subtitles.

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