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The White Balloon [VHS] [1995]

4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska, Mohammad Shahani
  • Directors: Jafar Panahi
  • Writers: Jafar Panahi, Abbas Kiarostami, Parviz Shahbazi
  • Producers: Foad Nour, Kurosh Mazkouri
  • Language: Farsi
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Universal
  • VHS Release Date: 10 Jun. 1996
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CSAT
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,630 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A seven-year-old girl sees a beautiful goldfish at a stall in a Tehran market, and sets her heart on it. She decides that she must have the fish before the beginning of the New Year celebrations that start in a few hours, so she cajoles the money from her mother and enters the disorientating hubbub of the city where her adventure begins. This film won major awards in film festivals throughout the world.


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If films were like chocolates then this would indeed be a truffle. It's content is a wonderfully whipped mixture of childhood and drama, at the centre of which is a sweet little gem of an actress. The characters are wholly believable and interesting and although it is in Farsi somehow this does not distance you from the experiences on screen. We all know that a child's world is fascinating, but rarely do we enter it in a way that this film allows. You will not just feel the emotions of how important a goldfish can be, but also feel the anticipation that most have not felt since they were six. Enjoy this morsel of empathy!!!
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It's wonderful to find a film that requires only
acting of the highest order and a plot so simple and yet capable of inducing climax...will they get the money? Will she get her fish?
A brilliant, engaging film from a part of the world that we don't get to see much of, except for
all the wrong reasons.
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As one reviewer already said, this film opens up a completely different side of a part of the world most of us hardly know. It leaves us with the feeling that deep down we all have the same needs and suffer the same trials, no matter how trivial they may seem to uninterested outsiders.
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