The Actor - 1993

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

A popular film actor (Akbar Abdi), unhappy with his mainstream film rolls, is further troubled by his manic wife, Simin (Fatemeh Motamed Aria), who convinces him to take a second wife so he can have a child.

Color, 1 hour 28 minutes, Farsi

Original Title: Honarpisheh

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Cast


Akbar Abdi Actor
Fatemeh Motamed Aria Simin
Mahaya Petrosian Gypsy Girl
Hamideh Kheirabadi  
Parvin Soleimani  

Crew


Writer Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Producer Abbas Ranjeer
Director of Photography Aziz Saati
Sound Recordist Jahanghir Mirshekari
Sasan Bagherpour
Production Designer Reza Alagheband
Saied Moterased
Editor Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Sound Mixer Jahanghir Mirshekari
Music Ahmad Pezhman

Pictures


The actor confesses all of the troubles that his wife has brought into his life.

The actor confesses all of the troubles that his wife has brought into his life.

Returning from an unfulfilling film roll, Akbar jokes, 'A Fistfull of Dollars for a fist full of coins.'

Returning from an unfulfilling film roll, Akbar jokes, "A Fistful of Dollars for a fist full of coins."

As his wife sulks, Akbar is easily recognized by other motorists.

As his wife sulks, Akbar is easily recognized by other motorists.

Simin takes it upon herself to find a gypsy wife for Akbar.

Simin takes it upon herself to find a gypsy wife for Akbar.

After a very public fight with his wife, Akbar gets on his soapbox, 'Men have become crazy because of their wives.'

After a very public fight with his wife, Akbar gets on his soapbox, "Men have become crazy because of their wives."

Even after Akbar goes through with Simin's marriage plan, she is still unhappy.

Even after Akbar goes through with Simin's marriage plan, she is still unhappy.

A glimpse at Simin's madness - Fishing from her bedroom window.

A glimpse at Simin's madness - Fishing from her bedroom window.

Akbar goes begging with his second wife.

Akbar goes begging with his second wife.

The neighbors gather as Simin is taken away.

The neighbors gather as Simin is taken away.

'Look after this Lunatic.'

"Look after this Lunatic."

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