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Actors: Mohammad Reza Golzar, Golshifteh Farahani, Reza Rooygari, Ali Alaei, Hamed Behdad
Director: Hamid Nematollah
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2005     1hr 53min

Hamid Nematollah's compelling drama "stakes out a new path for Iranian cinema" (Variety) as it exposes key problems plaguing modern-day Tehran. Johan is a gentle and thoughtful young man who works as a window dresser at a ...  more »


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Actors: Mohammad Reza Golzar, Golshifteh Farahani, Reza Rooygari, Ali Alaei, Hamed Behdad
Director: Hamid Nematollah
Creators: Mahmoud Kalari, Hamid Nematollah, Mohammad Reza Mouyini, Morteza Shayesteh
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance
Studio: Irmovies.Com
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/24/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 53min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Farsi
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Comical and Sad
Gholombe | Virginia | 12/01/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This film takes the viewer on a slow yet dramatic sequence of events that portrays the desperation and challenging obstacles that face the youth in Iran today.

Etti, the young girl who talks of living abroad, is approached by a man (Reza Golzar) that desires to help her. There is an obvious chemistry between these two, one that is platonic in nature.

Etti's behavior throughout this film appears innocent at first but one will notice that she has a different agenda in mind, one of desperate hope, a better future as a result of dissatisfaction with daily life in Iran... which seems to be an understatement among the youth in Iran for many years.

Reza feels obligated to assist Etti yet stumbles upon other obstacles between his own job and family life. Reza's character is laid back and introverted to some degree but remains a man that is skeptical of Etti towards the end of the film.

Many Iranian films that are produced in Iran leaves the viewer with a void at the end. Its up to the viewer to fill the gaps and understand the social dynamics between the character's and the consequences of their actions.

The end of this film "Boutique" is a mystery, regarding the fate of Etti. To the casual viewer, with no knowledge of Iranian cinema, this film provides a glimpse into the dark and often sad ending of Iranian cinema.