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Genres: Crime , Drama
Actors: Hossain Sabzian , Mohsen Makhmalbaf , Abolfazl Ahankhah , Mehrdad Ahankhah , Monoochehr Ahankhah , Mahrokh Ahankhah , Nayer Mohseni Zonoozi , Ahmad Reza Moayed Mohseni , Hossain Farazmand , Hooshang Shamaei , Mohammad Ali Barrati , Davood Goodarzi , Haj Ali Reza Ahmadi , Hassan Komaili , Davood Mohabbat
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Year: 1990
IMDB Rating: 8.0/10 (4003 votes)

Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Ali Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran, promising it a prominent part in his next movie. The actual people involved in the incident re-enact the actual events, followed by the footage from the actual trial that took place.

Film Review

I think Close-Up is a very well thought film.Abbas Kiarostami makes us doubt about what cinema is, and makes some questions like if cinema is an art restricted to people who have money and means. It makes us think about the true meaning of cinema.We have this poor man who wants to make a movie to expose or transpose the suffering of the simple low-class worker (like himself). He commits the crime of using another known director's identity, lying to an upper-medium class family, just to get some resources for his film. We can see from his statements, later, that he wouldn't want to do any harm to the family. He just saw an easy way out of his daily routine and awareness of not having the money to make something.I feel that a film can be made when there are loads of emotion at stake. It doesn't matter that much what kind of skill or knowledge the director has; Cinema is a vehicle of emotions. Aren't our favourite films the one's who mesh with our background, wit…

One close look at the history of cinema will tell that some of the great films have been made using everyday events as background.This is done in order to include a certain dose of creativity in scenario.This is also the case of Iranian film Nemaye Nazdik (Close Up) based on a famous incident of impersonation involving great Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf.If we believe that cinema is like magic and its actors and actress are like stars,we must also be ready to face the negative consequences of the so called star status of cinema's luminaries.There are many admirers who do not understand the detrimental consequences of their actions when they try to imitate what is fiction.Close Up talks of one such case involving a poor Iranian man named Ali Sabzian who deceives a lady by stating that he would like to shoot in her house as he is famous Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf.His deceit is exposed and he is imprisoned.All this might appear as a simple tale to layman but in reality …

This is something of a mixed movie, it's a fictionalized documentary or maybe the other way around? I don't grasp how this movie came into being, but for sure it's a beautiful moment in movie history. A guy is impersonating famous Iranian movie director Mohsen Makmalbaf when given a chance to do so on a bus-ride. He plays the game too far though and ends up in court suspected for fraud. This is based on a real story and Abbas Kiarostami got unto this quite early on.The strength here is the way you get to sympathize with the impersonator given his background, lack of future prospects and general innocence. Besides his crime is very minor.


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