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
|Bruno Lastra||Omar Khayyam|
|Rade Sherbedgia||Imam Muaffak|
|Vanessa Redgrave||Miss Sangorski|
|Christopher Simpson||Hassan Sabbah|
|Diane Baker||Miss Taylor|
|C. Thomas Howell||Coach Fielding|
|Director of Photography||Matthew Cantrell
|Production Designer||Michelle Milosh|
|Sound Mixer||Giles Khan|
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 Khayyam and his future love - the slave Darya.
Khayyam is taken under the tutelage of Imam Muaffak (Rade Sherbedgia).
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.
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.
Amongst Malikshah's defeated army.
Khayyam takes on a young pupil.
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