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The Cow Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This highly symbolic Iranian drama (shot in black-and-white) revolves around the most important figure in a remote rural village. That figure is the village's sole cow, owned by Mashdi Hassan (Ezat Entezani). The beginning of the film makes clear just how vital the cow is to the life of the village and how much Mashdi and his neighbors cherish it. When the cow is threatened and then killed by members of a nearby clan, Mashdi becomes so distraught that he is gradually transformed into a cow himself. One highlight of this film is the glimpse it offers into a style of rural life which has gone unchanged for thousands of years. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Awards

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Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Dariush Mehrjui Film Presented 1971 Nominee

Cast

Jamshid Mashayekhi
as Abbas

Crew

Dariush Mehrjui
Director
Dariush Mehrjui
Producer
Dariush Mehrjui
Editor
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