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Hakem Ghassem in The Silence

The Silence

1999 NR

Set in Tajikistan, this deeply affecting film from celebrated Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf stars Nadereh Abdelahyeva, Tahmineh Normatova and Goibibi Ziadolahyeva. In this moving tale, a young, blind apprentice who works to keep musical instruments in tip-top shape grows highly attuned to his surroundings, too, finding the rhythms of his days and nights and sharpening his sensitivity to the melody of everyday life.