Crime • 1990 • 1 hr 38 min
Not meant to entertain you but the value of this movie lies in what is being said. Extremely well done and moving film.
Not a huge fan of Kiarostami's works. But this is one of the most important film in Iran's history.
When you start watching it, you ask your repeatedly 'why I watching this?" But if Be patient you can see the answer is " because it's good!
An intellectual piece that examines the layers of reality in film and documentary as concepts, but it's also a nice thing done for a guy.
Perfect! Don’t doubt to watch this movie.
A docudrama about blurring the lines between the lie of filmmaking + the lie of who we are, Close Up is one of, if not the most unique film
An incredible film focusing on the creation of art and human identity. Moving and a must-see
Fascinating real court case where the accused, motivated by an internal complex and a pursuit of art, pretends to be his idol.
Really interesting documentary providing an insight on identity.
Not in love with this movie like how a lot of people are. It is engaging and has a great main character but it’s slow and rather boring
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