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Title The cyclist = Bicyclerān / een film van Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

Published Haarlem, Netherlands : Moskwood Media, [between 2010 and 2017]
©1989.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  10109  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (75 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Credits Director and screenplay, Mohsen Makhmalbaf ; music, Majid Entezami ; director of photography, A.R. Zarindast.
Performers Muharram Zaynalzadah, Esmail Soltanian, Mahshid Afsharzadeh, Firouz Kiani, Samira Makhmalbaf
Summary Nasim, a poor Afghan refugee in Iran, gives a demonstration in his town's square where he rides his bicycle without stopping for seven days and seven nights, with the aim of raising money for life-saving surgery for his dying wife. In the end, even after seven days, he continues to pedal endlessly, too fatigued to hear his son's and the crowd's pleas to get off his bicycle. One scholar analyses the film as an allegory which parallels the exploitation that Afghan refugees suffer from in Iran and from which they are unable to escape.
Original Version Originally produced: Iran : Bonyad Mostazafan , 1989.
System notes DVD ; region 2.
Language notes In Farsi with English and Dutch subtitles.
Other author Makhmalbāf, Muḥsin, director, screenwriter.
Moskwood Media, issuing body.
Bonyad Mostazafan (Firm), production company.
Subject Feature films -- Iran.
Afghan refugees -- Iran -- Drama.
Cyclists -- Drama.
Variant Title Bicyclerān.
ISBN 9789059393653
Publisher Number 2118 Moskwood Media