Chicken With Plums [DVD] [2011]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Commentary With Directors Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud
  • Tribecca Q&A With Vincent Paronnaud And Marjane Satrapi

Synopsis

Chicken With Plums
Persepolis co-directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud make the leap from animation to live action with this expressionistic adaptation of Satrapi's graphic novel about a mercurial violinist who embraces death and embarks on a surreal journey through the past and future after his beloved instrument is destroyed. Tehran, 1958: Nasser-Ali (Mathieu Amalric) has devoted his entire life to music. The violin bequeathed to him by his musical guru more cherished than his own wife and children, Nasser writes music capable of stirring the soul, and pours his whole heart into every note. When that instrument is broken beyond repair, the crestfallen musician retreats to his bed and invites death to take him. But the Grim Reaper refuses to comply, and instead Nassir finds himself inexplicably transported deep into his past before being thrust into the future to witness the fates of his neglected children firsthand. Edouard Baer, Maria de Medeiros, and Isabella Rossellini co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Mathieu Amalric
    Mathieu Amalric - Nasser-Ali
  • Edouard Baer
    Edouard Baer - Azraël
  • Maria de Medeiros
    Maria de Medeiros - Faringuisse
  • Golshifteh Farahani
    Golshifteh Farahani - Irâne
  • Eric Caravaca
    Eric Caravaca - Abdi
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