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The Jar (1992)

Khomreh (original title)
| Drama, Family | 1992 (Iran)
In the yard of an Iranian village school stands in the shade of a tree a large stoneware jar from which all the pupils drink fresh water. On an unfortunate day, the jar starts leaking. The ... See full summary »

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Ebrahim Forouzesh
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Cast

Credited cast:
Behzad Khodaveisi Behzad Khodaveisi ... Teacher
Fatemeh Azrah Fatemeh Azrah ... Khavar
Abbas Khavaninzadeh Abbas Khavaninzadeh ... Gholam Hossein
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hassein Balai Hassein Balai
Alireza Haji-Ghasemi Alireza Haji-Ghasemi
Sakineh Mehrizi Sakineh Mehrizi ... Kobra
Ramazan Moila-Abbasi Ramazan Moila-Abbasi
Shamsoddin Olfat Shamsoddin Olfat ... Kad-khoda
A.R. Vaziri A.R. Vaziri
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In the yard of an Iranian village school stands in the shade of a tree a large stoneware jar from which all the pupils drink fresh water. On an unfortunate day, the jar starts leaking. The schoolmaster tries hard to get a new one but in vain. The only solution is to have it fixed... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Family

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1992 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Krukan See more »

Filming Locations:

Mehriz, Yazd, Iran

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Production Co:

Kanun parvaresh fekri See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Ebrahim Forouzesh's 2nd feature film. See more »

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A great movie
12 March 2009 | by sbekamSee all my reviews

It took me over 15 years to get a chance to watch this movie. I heard about The Jar when it first came out to the international market back in 94 at the time when other Persian directors were making a move into the International market (directors such as Bahram Beizai, Daryoush Mehrjui, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Abbas Kiarostami). Ebrahim Forouzesh a writer before the 79 Iranian revolution became a director and made some good movies. The Jar is one of the best of his work I have seen so far. The movie has a very simple story about a teacher and his students taking place during the previous regime of Iran and happening in an area that no one knows about or cares about. The village people are all talk and no action (typical Iranian attitude) except this woman who is labeled as crazy by the village master who not only does not help to repair/replace the broken jar, he tries to stop the process as well. Ebrahim Forouzesh and all crew members have done a great job.


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