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Chicken with plums

(DVD - 2013 - French)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Nasser-Ali Khan appears to care more about his career than his family, but there is more to him than just the surface. After his beloved violin breaks, he sets out to replace it with his son's help. But when he cannot replace the instrument, he decides that the only solution to his sorrow is death. As he lies in bed waiting to die, his wife provides him with delicacies, such as chicken and plums, to help him find a reason to live again. Along the way, the family explores life with a view of beauty and humor.
Statement of Responsibility: a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Hengameh Panahi release ; a Celluloid Dreams production ; a story by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud ; writers and directors, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
Title: Chicken with plums
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container
Adapted from "Poulet aux prunes" by Marjane Satrapi
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011
Special features: Commentary with directors Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud; Tribeca Q&A with Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi
Credits: Photography, Christophe Beaucarne ; editors, Stéphane Roche ; original music, Oliver Bernet.
Performers: Matthieu Amalric, Edouard Baer, Maria de Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani, Eric Caravaca, Chiara Mastroianni.
Summary: Nasser-Ali Khan appears to care more about his career than his family, but there is more to him than just the surface. After his beloved violin breaks, he sets out to replace it with his son's help. But when he cannot replace the instrument, he decides that the only solution to his sorrow is death. As he lies in bed waiting to die, his wife provides him with delicacies, such as chicken and plums, to help him find a reason to live again. Along the way, the family explores life with a view of beauty and humor.
Audience: Rating PG-13 for some drug content, violent images, sensuality and smoking
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamphoric widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD
Other Language: French dialogue; English subtitles
Subject Headings: Khan, Nasser Ali Drama Tar (Lute) players Iran Biography Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Topical Term: Tar (Lute) players
Publisher No: 41438
Branch Call Number: FRE DVD MOVIE C
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Jun 27, 2014
  • beckythecat1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

interesting, but watch this with a clear mind and the ability to really keep track of all the nuances.

Nov 04, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a beautifully crafted, highly stylized poignant fairy tale filled with humor and melancholy.

Sep 19, 2013
  • GuyN rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Although this was recommended to me by a friend whose opinions I respect I found this film to be more tedious than necessary. There are some very interesting, although often not subtle, surreal (or magical realism) moments and eventually we learn to have a little sympathy for the protagonist, who mostly seems to be selfishly, endlessly pouting. Iranian cinema seems obsessed with suicide, but my sample is small. I don't blame another reviewer for quitting after 32 minutes, It took me several days of 15-30 minute viewings to finish this film. The good news is that the last reel is actually interesting and almost uplifting. The bad news is that it would not make much sense (if it does at all) without the boring first reel. The middle reel is, well, middling in the middle.

Aug 12, 2013
  • nptphoto rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

After the first 32 minutes, I gave up. This is an astonishingly ugly film that uses whimsical tone and "magical realism" to tell a cynical series of vignettes. Amalric's suicide montage, wherein he fantasizes about possible ways of doing himself in, was incredibly tasteless -- not charming. But I really lost all faith in where this trash was going when Amalric, as the world's worst father, spoils his daughter's time at a puppet show by pointing out the puppeteers under the curtain; he destroys her necessary illusion about the "talking dolls." Her delight therefore curdles, and the young girl loses interest in all childhood charms, except for a shooting gallery, and then there's an especially noxious flash-forward to how she grows up to be a chain-smoker and a gambler who has multiple heart attacks. A cautionary tale, perhaps, against the extreme dangers wrought by bad parenting, except that the co-directors are so poisonously clever & chic they have no real point of view, which is to say no moral stance, about anything.

this movie was a mess. so disappointing. I did not feel any sympathy for the hero, or his wife or the mistress. I just wanted it to end and a lot sooner than it did.

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