The Song of Sparrows

Release date: April 3, 2009
(NY)

Studio: Regent Releasing

Director: Majid Majidi

MPAA Rating: PG (for brief mild language)

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Starring: Reza Naji

Genre: Drama

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Plot Summary:

The story opens in simple but stunning pastoral Iran, where an unassuming ostrich farmer, Karim (Berlin winner Reza Naji), struggles to support his family. In a string of bad luck, Karim's daughter loses her expensive hearing aid, an ostrich comically runs away from the farm, and Karim is suddenly fired. However his financial woes are short-lived when Karim stumbles upon an easy way to make money quickly in bustling Tehran, when he inadvertently gives a man a ride on the back of his motorbike in return for a fee, a relatively good sum which prompts him to continue his taxi service on a regular basis. Every day Karim rides into town, bringing back home all kinds of rummage – old furniture, car parts etc., and soon finds himself entangled in a world of hustle, materialism and greed. When Karim's relationships with family and friends come close to the boiling point, he must find a way to reconcile his new life with the old.

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