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The Boot

(Chakmeh)

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Director
Mohammad-Ali Talebi
Country of origin and year
Iran 1993
Duration
60 minutes
Certificate
Rated U - Contains mild threat
Cast
Cast: Samaneh Jafar-Jalali, Raya Nasiri, Ali Atashkar, Osamah Sami.

Persian with English subtitles

A little girl, Samaneh, pesters her mother to buy her red boots, then loses one, then tries to find it. The story is fairy-tale simple, but the emotions swell, like in Bicycle Thieves. Director Mohammad-Ali Talebi had been working with children for years, and it shows. He makes Samaneh one of the most vivid characters in the movies. The Boot is a brilliant introduction to his world.

 

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