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The Cyclist Details

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Genres: Psychological Drama, Drama
  • Director:Mohsen Makhmalbaf


The only thing that stands between Nasim and the deeply damaging personal disgrace of being unable to pay his wife's hospital bills is an insane bet. In this drama, Nasim can find no other honest way to pay those bills. His job as a well-digger doesn't pay enough, and he won't get into black-market smuggling. In addition to the shame of it, failure to pay the bill could result in his being jailed. Nasim is in despair over his prospects, and is thwarted in a suicide attempt by his son. When a gambler suggests that he could raise the funds by betting that he can ride his bicycle non-stop for seven days straight, Nasim has very little to lose, and gives it all he's got -- and then some. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi



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