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Reza, the Motorcyclist (1970)

Reza motori (original title)
| Crime, Drama | 1970 (Iran)
Reza Motori, who has feigned madness, escapes from an asylum and robs a factory, with the aid of a friend. Afterwards, a young writer, who looks exactly like Reza, visits the asylum in ... See full summary »

Director:

Masud Kimiai

Writer:

Masud Kimiai (scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Behrouz Vossoughi ... Reza motori
Bahman Mofid ... Abbas
Fariba Khatami Fariba Khatami ... Farangis
Hassan Shahin Hassan Shahin
Mohsen Mahdavi Mohsen Mahdavi ... (as Mahdavi)
Jalal Pishvaian ... (as Jalal)
Mahmood Tehrani Mahmood Tehrani ... (as Tehrani)
Parvin Malakuti Parvin Malakuti ... Reza's mother
Hamideh Kheirabadi ... Farangis' mother (as Nadereh)
Peymaneh Peymaneh
Amir Hossein Khanshahri Amir Hossein Khanshahri ... (as Khanshahri)
Shapoor Shalchi Shapoor Shalchi ... (as Shalchi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Reza Motori, who has feigned madness, escapes from an asylum and robs a factory, with the aid of a friend. Afterwards, a young writer, who looks exactly like Reza, visits the asylum in order to write about inmates. There he is mistaken for Reza and detained. Meanwhile, Reza assumes the identity of the writer. Reza falls in love with the writer's fiancée and decides to give up the money he has stolen from the factory, but his friends prevent him from doing so. Ultimately, Reza is killed when he collides with a truck on his way to meet his beloved. Received the best actor and best music prizes at the Third Iranian National Film Festival "Sepas" in 1971. Written by Kaaveh

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Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1970 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Reza, the Motorcyclist See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The opening credit is by Abbas Kiarostami which is his second after Gheisar in 1969. He didn't made anything for Masud Kimai till 34 years later when he made the opening credit of Sarbazhaye Jomeh in 2004. See more »

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Featured in Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992) See more »

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The extraordinary Film !!
28 October 2005 | by mahiii_dodiiiSee all my reviews

Reza, who carries on his motorcycle film prints for movie theaters, gets involved in a robbery, and ends up in a madhouse. Taking advantage of his resemblance to writer, who visits the madhouse for research, Reza escapes and is forced to fill in the position of the missing writer in a social milieu of which he knows nothing.

When he falls in love with a girl of the new social milieu and decides to restore the stolen money, he is suspected of betrayal by his accomplices who attack him in a movie theater, leaving him mortally wounded.

Reza and Ghaissar (both played by Behrouz Vosoughi) belong to the lower social classes. But Ghaissar represents the traditional values, Reza is from the newer generation that is not familiar with the heroism and nobility of the previous generation.

It has been said that Kimiaee like Jean-Pierre Melville sympathizes with the social outcasts, and that like Sam Peckinpah he sings the elegy of the "last generational" The audience easily identified with Reza, if only because like Ghaissar he represented social injustice.

But the critics did not value Reza, the Motorist as much as they had praised Ghaissar, perhaps because of the fantastic element in the story (the unusual resemblance of two characters) Works like this, in the form of a film, usually help change things. Talent as they say, has no boundary.


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