Boutique - 2004
Directed by Hamid Nematollah
A young apparel store worker gets involved with a mischievous but compelling girl who may be more trouble than she is worth.
Color, 1 hour 53 minutes, Farsi
No Longer Ranked
|Mohammad Reza Golzar||Jahanghir|
|Afsaneh Chehreh Azad||Zaleh|
|Director of Photography||Mahmoud Kalari|
|Sound Recordist||Massoud Dadgari|
|Production Designer||Mehri Aataii|
|Editor||Mohammad Reza Moini|
|Sound Mixer||Parviz Abnar|
Jahanghir (Mohammad Reza Golzar) helps take his roommate for electroshock therapy.
Along the way he recognizes Eti (Golshifteh Farahani) and engages her in conversation.
Lunch with Eti.
A sudden toothache.
Jahanghir becomes fascinated with Eti.
Attending a friend's wedding.
Jahanghir helps Eti out once again.
Taking Eti for a drive in a borrowed car.
A cleanly shaven Jahanghir seeks out Eti in her hometown.
By Robert Koehler Variety
Hamid Nematollah stakes out a new path for Iranian cinema in his debut film, "Boutique," in which the selfless deeds of a men's clothing store clerk result in nothing but trouble. Pic departs from the norm for both commercial and auteurist work in Iran, and triumphs as a deliberately raw study of a desperate, downwardly mobile young people in Tehran. Prestigious prize for best first picture at Fajr fest earlier this year preceded a healthy local run, preceding Aug. 27 start of a fall-winter North American tour. Continued
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