The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam - 2004

Directed by Kayvan Mashayekh

A young boy is taught the story of legendary poet and mathematician Omar Khayyam so that he may carry on the tradition of telling this story to future generations of his family.

Color, 1 hour 35 minutes, English/Farsi

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Cast


Adam Echahly Kamran
Bruno Lastra Omar Khayyam
Moritz Bleibtreu Malikshah
Rade Sherbedgia Imam Muaffak
Vanessa Redgrave Miss Sangorski
Christopher Simpson Hassan Sabbah
Marie Espinosa Darya
Diane Baker Miss Taylor
C. Thomas Howell Coach Fielding

Crew


Writer Kayvan Mashayekh
Director Kayvan Mashayekh
Producer Sep Riahi
Kayvan Mashayekh
Director of Photography Matthew Cantrell
Dusan Joksimovic
Production Designer Michelle Milosh
Editor Duncan Burns
Sound Mixer Giles Khan
Music Elton Ahi

Pictures


Scenes from the time of Omar Khayyam were shot on location in Uzbekistan.

Scenes from the time of Omar Khayyam were shot on location in Uzbekistan.

Young Kamran (Adam Echahly) is told the story of Omar Khayyam by his older brother who suffers from cancer.

Young Kamran (Adam Echahly) is told the story of Omar Khayyam by his older brother who suffers from cancer.

Young Khayyam and his future love - the slave Darya.

Young Khayyam and his future love - the slave Darya.

Khayyam is taken under the tutelage of Imam Muaffak (Rade Sherbedgia).

Khayyam is taken under the tutelage of Imam Muaffak (Rade Sherbedgia).

A Uzbek Mosque stands in for many Persian Locales.

A Uzbek Mosque stands in for many Persian Locales.

An intoxicated Khayyam in a chance meeting with Malikshah (Moritz Bleibtreu) whose Seljuk Turk Dynasty recently took control of Persia.

An intoxicated Khayyam in a chance meeting with Malikshah (Moritz Bleibtreu) whose Seljuk Turk Dynasty recently took control of Persia.

Kamran travels to England and is helped by an heir to a famous bookbinding firm Sangorski, Sutcliffe and Zaehnsdorf played by Vanessa Redgrave.

Kamran travels to England and is helped by an heir to a famous bookbinding firm Sangorski, Sutcliffe and Zaehnsdorf played by Vanessa Redgrave.

At the stronghold of the notorious Hashshashins and their leader Hassan Sabbah (Christopher Simpson), a childhood friend of Omar's.

At the stronghold of the notorious Hashshashins and their leader Hassan Sabbah (Christopher Simpson), a childhood friend of Omar's.

Amongst Malikshah's defeated army.

Amongst Malikshah's defeated army.

Khayyam takes on a young pupil.

Khayyam takes on a young pupil.

DVD


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