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A True Story

Synopsis

As the title states, this moving neorealist-style drama Iranian drama from distinguished filmmaker Abofazl Jalili is based on actual events. Utilizing a nonprofessional cast, it is the story of how the director's compassion for his newest young protagonist changed the course of a film. Jalili (playing himself and known only as "The Director) was busy looking for a young boy to play the lead in his latest film when he runs across the engaging 10-year-old Samad Khani in a bakery. He asks the boy to...more

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