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Close-Up 1990

  • Abbas Kiarostami
  • May 9, 1990
  • 98 mins
  • Persian
  • Crime, Documentary, Drama
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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