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With his use of non-actors and his loose use of documentary rules, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's (TASTE OF CHERRY) films can often be characterized by asking whether what the viewer is seeing is reality or fiction. The film which perhaps most exemplifies this is CLOSE-UP, ostensibly a documentary about an impostor of another Iranian director, Mohsen Makhmalbaf (GABBEH; ONCE UPON A TIME, CINEMA). Kiarostami tells the story by asking questions from off-screen to those involved in the legal case, then having the participants play themselves in a re-enactment of the events which actually occurred. A masterwork, considered by many to be Kiarostami's best.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: Nr
Movie Studio: Criterion Collection
Movie Genre: Foreign
Movie Type: Docudrama, Courtroom Drama
Movie Theme: Filmmaking, Cons and Scams, Assumed Identities
MPAA Warnings: Adult Situations, Suitable for Children
Run Time: 98 (seconds)
Software Format: Blu-ray
Subtitle Language: English
Street Date: June 22, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 246-05-6327
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