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CHICKEN WITH PLUMS
aka POULET AUX PRUNES

Year: 2011
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Jamel Debbouze, Goshifteh Farahani, Edouard Baer, Chiara Mastroianni, Isabella Rossellini, Eric Caravaca, Maria De Medeiros
Directors: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Countries: France / Germany / Belgium
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA: 90 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some drug content, violent images, sensuality and smoking
USA Release Date: 17 August 2012 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)


Synopsis

Tehran, 1958.

Since his beloved violin was broken,
Nasser Ali Khan is one of the most well known musicians of his day, but when his beloved violin is broken and he can find no worthy replacement, he loses his will to live and decides to confine himself to bed to await death.

Awaiting its arrival, he plunges into deep dreams, as melancholic as they are joyous, which take him back to his youth and even includes 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...










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