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The Cyclist
The Cyclist
Actors: Firouz Kiani, Mohammad Reza Maleki
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2004     1hr 19min

In need of money to pay his wife's medical expenses, Afghan refugee Nassim succumbs to the pleas of a slick con artist with a fantastic plan to stage a bicycle marathon with only one contestant: Nassim himself. Billing him...  more »

     
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Actors: Firouz Kiani, Mohammad Reza Maleki
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/23/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 19min
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

The crudeness of the human nature!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 11/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A refuge from Afghan needs money to pay his wife medical expenses . He was in his youth a famous cyclist and through an unusual deal with a nasty mercenary , he accepts to receive the money with one condition . He will be the main attraction of a cheap, depressive and shameful spectacle. Nassim our man in disgrace will have to round in circle a small area with his bicycle on the outskirts of town day and night , for a week , without any minute of rest .
Along the film the sinister and unscrupulous businessman you will watch a filthy microcosmos composed by all kind of gamblers, bookies , food vendors and vileness people will come to see the great and original challenge .
This was one the twenty most important movies of the eighties . Winner of the Best Film at the Rimini Cinema Film Festival Farsi .
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