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Thumbnail for Close-Up (1990) Close-Up (1990)

Basics Critics:75Viewers:72Rusty:76
Category: Bio/History, Crime, DramaNotable as: Crime FictionSub-Category: Crime Fiction, World cinema, Documentary film, DramaNarrative location: IranRuntime: 90 - 100 minutesColor: colorLanguage: Persian, Western PersianCountry: Iran, FranceDirector: Abbas KiarostamiScreenwriter: Abbas KiarostamiStars: Ahmad Reza Moayed Mohseni, Hossain Farazmand, Hooshang Shamaei, Mohammad Ali BarratiAward details: (details at IMDb)

Close-Up is a 1990 Iranian docufiction written, directed and edited by Abbas Kiarostami. The film tells the story of the real-life trial of a man who impersonated film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, conning a family into believing they would star in his new film. It features the people involved, acting as themselves. A film about human identity, it helped to increase recognition of Kiarostami in the West. In the 2012 Sight & Sound poll, it was voted by critics onto "The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time" list.

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