Close-Up

Rated NR 90 minutes 1990

While reading a novel by Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf on the bus, Ali Sabzian strikes up a conversation with a pretty girl, Mahrokh Ahankhah. When she tells him her family admires Makhmalbaf's work, Ali pretends to be the filmmaker to impress her. Becoming friendly with the Ahankhahs, Ali tells them he is preparing a new movie, but when they uncover his true identity, he is arrested for fraud. This film reenacts the true story of the incident, with Ali and the family playing themselves.

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Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Writer: Abbas Kiarostami

Cast: Hossain Sabzian, Hassan Frazmand, Abolfazi Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah, Hooshang Shamaei, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Mahrokh Ahankhah

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