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

Watch Trailer (Farsi), Watch Scene (Farsi w/English subtitles)

Star Rating


No Longer Ranked

Cast


Mohammad Reza Golzar Jahanghir
Golshifteh Farahani Eti
Reza Ruygari Shapouri
Hamid Behdad Mehrdad
Afsaneh Chehreh Azad Zaleh

Crew


Writer Hamid Nematollah
Director Hamid Nematollah
Producer Morteza Shayesteh
Director of Photography Mahmoud Kalari
Sound Recordist Massoud Dadgari
Production Designer Mehri Aataii
Editor Mohammad Reza Moini
Sound Mixer Parviz Abnar

Pictures


Jahangir (Mohammad Reza Golzar) helps take his roommate for electroshock therapy.

Jahanghir (Mohammad Reza Golzar) helps take his roommate for electroshock therapy.

Along the way he recognizes Eti (Golshifteh Farahani) and engages her in conversation.

Along the way he recognizes Eti (Golshifteh Farahani) and engages her in conversation.

Electroshock Treatment.

Electroshock Treatment.

Lunch with Eti.

Lunch with Eti.

A sudden toothache.

A sudden toothache.

Jahangir becomes fascinated with Eti.

Jahanghir becomes fascinated with Eti.

Attending a friend's wedding.

Attending a friend's wedding.

Jahangir helps Eti out once again.

Jahanghir helps Eti out once again.

Taking Eti for a drive in a borrowed car.

Taking Eti for a drive in a borrowed car.

A cleanly shaven Jahangir seeks out Eti in her hometown.

A cleanly shaven Jahanghir seeks out Eti in her hometown.

DVD


Boutique DVD Case

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External Reviews


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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