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Majid Majidi

Pedar (The Father)

Edition 1998
92' - 1996 - Drama - Dialogue: Persian
Director: Majid Majidi Composer: Mohammad Reza Aligholi With: Hossein Abedini, Mohammad Kasebi, Parivash Nazarieh
Following the death of his father, Mehrollah (14) leaves his village and heads for the city to make enough money to support his mother and sisters. He is gone for a long time and when he returns home he is shocked to discover that his mother has re-married. It makes it worse that they have moved to a bigger home. Mehrollah considers his mother's sudden marriage an insulting implication that he was not man enough to support them. He therefore rejects his stepfather and refuses to enter the new house, preferring instead to live in the old home. His best friend Latif acts as a go-between for Mehrollah and his family. The angry young boy vents his feelings by vandalising his mother's new home. Until one day he becomes terribly ill…

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Majid Majidi


Mohammad Reza Aligholi


Hossein Abedini, Mohammad Kasebi, Parivash Nazarieh

Director of Photography

Mohsen Zolanvar


Hassan Hassandoost

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Majid Majidi
Enfejar (short, 1981), Hoodaj (1984), The Examination Day (1988), Yek rooz zendegi ba aseer (short, 1989), Baduk (1992), The Last Village (short, 1993), Khoda miad (short, 1995), The Father (1996), Children of Heaven (1997), The Color of Paradise (1999), Baran (2001), Olympics in Camp (short, 2003), Barefoot to Herat (2003), The Willow Tree (2005), Persian Carpet (segment, 2007), Najva Ashorai (2008), The Song of Sparrows (2008), Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015), Beyond the Clouds (2017)

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