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Chicken With Plums

Chicken With PlumsThe splendid Iranian author-artist Marjane Satrapi and her creative collaborator Vincent Paronnaud follow up their great 2007 animated film,...Chicken With PlumsDramaPT90MPG-13The splendid Iranian author-artist Marjane Satrapi and her creative collaborator Vincent Paronnaud follow up their great 2007 animated film,...2012-08-28Sony Pictures Classics
CHICKEN WITH PLUMS Mathieu Amalric Maria de Medeiros

CHICKEN WITH PLUMS Mathieu Amalric Maria de Medeiros (Patricia Khan)

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Chicken With Plums

Genre: Drama; Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Maria De Medeiros, Isabella Rossellini; Director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi; Release Date Limited: 08/17/2012; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The splendid Iranian author-artist Marjane Satrapi and her creative collaborator Vincent Paronnaud follow up their great 2007 animated film, Persepolis, with a live-action project that’s rich with visual exoticism but lower on emotional power. Adapting Satrapi’s graphic novel about a violinist (Mathieu Amalric) in late-1950s Tehran who’s got a broken fiddle and a broken heart and takes to his bed, willing himself to die, the filmmakers rely on expressive eyes to carry a narrative style suitable for a silent movie. B+

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