Close-Up (1990)

Director
Abbas Kiarostami

Main cast
Mohsen Makhmalbaf; Monoochehr Ahankhah; Mahrokh Ahankhah; Nayer Mohseni Zonoozi; Hossain Sabzian

Genres
Crime, Documentary, Drama, Foreign

Description
This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves.


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