Close-up (1989)

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Alternative titles

  • Namayeh Nazdik Original Farsi
  • Namay-E-Nazdik Alternative Farsi
  • Nemaye Nazdik Alternative Farsi
  • Nama-ye Nazdik Alternative Farsi


Drama-documentary, based on the true story of an unemployed movie buff, Hossein Sabzian, who passes himself off as the celebrated movie director, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, to a woman he meets on a bus. He is invited into her middle-class home and leads her family to believe that, if they finance him, they will appear in his next film. Eventually, they come to suspect he is an imposter and call the police. He ends up in jail where his trial is filmed by Kiarostami...

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