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Bab'aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul
Bab'aziz The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul
Actors: Golshifteh Farahani, Hossein Panahi, Parviz Shahinkhou, Maryam Hamid, Nessim Kahloul
Director: Nacer Khemir
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
UR     2008     1hr 36min


     
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Actors: Golshifteh Farahani, Hossein Panahi, Parviz Shahinkhou, Maryam Hamid, Nessim Kahloul
Director: Nacer Khemir
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, International
Studio: Typecast Pictures
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/16/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Farsi

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Movie Reviews

And enchanting tale of the heart
Aaron Vlek | New York, NY United States | 12/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bab Aziz is a feast for the eyes, the ears, and most of all the heart. A small girl follows her elderly grandfather out into the desert of the soul in search of a gathering of dervishes, and what a gathering it is! But getting there, like life itself, is the transformative part, without which the arriving itself can never happen. This tale within a tale within a tale is sure to delight fans of Sufism, mysticism, great epic tales, and really good music. I saw this film four times the first week it was in theaters. Chances are, a lot of DVD viewers will view and re-view this enchanting visual epiphany often."
Magical, mystical, visually marvelous
Richard Smith | SE Michigan | 09/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bab'aziz had been so highly recommended to me by so many people that I fully expected to be disappointed. How could it be that good? But to my astonishment, it was and is that good. It works on so many levels. And repeated viewings bring further understanding, further "Oh!" moments, as previously overlooked meanings and linkages become clear. (Don't worry about missing them the first or second time; Bab'aziz will still be engrossing and memorable, with no feeling of having missed anything. The subsequent "Oh! moments are simply bonuses.) This most recent purchase of Bab'aziz was for a gift. I am confident of the reception my gift will receive."
"Arise O day, the atoms are dancing in molecular ecstasy....
Katherine Dickson | Maryneal, Texas United States | 04/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Bab Aziz: The Price Who Contemplated His Soul" is a mix of many stories ...some of which I still wonder why they are there. I love the basic story of the blind grandfather and his granddaughter and the teaching of faith and the beauty of death. The poem...or song..."Arise O day, the atoms are dancing in molecular esctasy. Come my love-let us go join with them. " is worth watching the movie. It is mind expanding to see how many ways people have to worship (sufism, mysticism etc.)"
Sweet soul movie
Anita Roy | Nanoose Bay, Canada | 03/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The film and the music are both very good, but when all is said and done the music is the best. I would give it four and a half, as some of the acting is a bit stiff, but really, I couldn't bear to give it only four stars. It's a visual feast, it's movingly beautiful, gentle and subtle. It's understated, and not in-your-face spiritual messaging, which can be so irritating. It's like "this is what it is". No high drama.

Too bad the audio CD is so expensive (as of March 2009, it was $61, no clue why). I would buy it in a heartbeat at the regular price. anitaroy@gmail.com."