Chicken with Plums
Teheran, 1958. 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 Azrael, 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 that inspired his genius and his music...
"The same winning balance of seriousness and humor that made 'Persepolis' such a hit works equally well in "Chicken With Plums," whose visual flair proves that helmers Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud have a career in live-action as well as in animation...It's a rich, enjoyable repast certain to grace screens worldwide, where many will come back for second helpings". - Jay Weissberg, Variety
Director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Cast:: Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer and Maria de Medeiros
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Language: French, English
Distributor: Alliance Films
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR
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