Chicken With Plums
- 1h 31m
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From the Oscar® nominated filmmakers of Persepolis, Chicken With Plums is a “captivating live-action fairytale full of whimsy, humor, magic and despair” (Collider.com). Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. As he hopes for its arrival, he plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous, taking him back to his youth and even to a conversation with Azraël, the Angel of Death, who reveals the future of his children. As pieces of the puzzle gradually fit together, the poignant secret of his life comes to light: a wonderful story of love which inspired his genius and his music.
© 2011 , 2012 Celluloid Dreams Holdings, SAS, TheManipulators, uFilm, Studio 37, Le Pacte, Arte France Cinema, ZDF / Arte, Lorette Productions and Film(s) Sarl. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Whimsical and melancholy, Chicken with Plums is visually striking and dreamily compelling despite its occasional narrative missteps.
This dreamy, visually inventive Iranian drama functions on so many levels of reality and obsession...
March 1, 2019
"Predictability" is not in Satrapi and Paronnaud's vocabulary, and that is no small thing in this...
June 22, 2017
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:October 26, 2011
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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