The Cyclist - 1987

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

In order to pay his wife's medical bills, an Afghan Laborer agrees to ride a bike for seven straight days as part of the sensationalist scheme of a con-man.

Color, 1 hour 19 minutes, Farsi

Original Title: Bycycleraan

Trailer currently not available, Watch Scene (Farsi w/English subtitles)

Star Rating


Firouzan Rank # 40

Cast


Moharam Zinalzadeh Nassim
Esmail Soltanian Ringmaster
Hossein Hajar Referee
Hossein Ghandi Stranger
Mahsheed Afsharzadeh Gypsy Woman
Firouz Kiani Motorcyclist
Mohammad Reza Maleki Jomeh
Samira Makhmalbaf Gypsy Girl

Crew


Writer Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Producer Sadegh Jal Ali
Director of Photography Ali Reza Zarrindoust
Sound Recordist Farhad Arzmandi
Production Designer Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Editor Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Music Majid Entezami

Pictures


A daredevil motorcyclist prepares for his show.

A daredevil motorcyclist prepares for his show.

Nassim (Moharam Zinalzadeh) pays little attention to the daredevil as he is preoccupied with his wife's condition.

Nassim (Moharam Zinalzadeh) pays little attention to the daredevil as he is preoccupied with his wife's condition.

Nassim and his son dig wells to earn money.

Nassim and his son dig wells to earn money.

As his son gives him water, the ringmaster pumps up the crowd on the megaphone.

As his son gives him water, the ringmaster pumps up the crowd on the megaphone.

Nassim's dream-like state.

Nassim's dream-like state.

Afghan laborers.

Afghan laborers.

Staying awake by any means possible.

Staying awake by any means possible.

The press come to see Nassim's remarkable feat.

The press come to see Nassim's remarkable feat.

Nassim's wife's life depends on his success.

Nassim's wife's life depends on his success.

The Cyclist.

The Cyclist.

DVD


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