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Hossain Sabzian in Close-Up


1990 NR

Blending documentary trial footage with dramatic reenactments, director Abbas Kiarostami depicts the intriguing true story of Hossain Sabzian, a semi-employed Iranian who takes advantage of a family's kindness by claiming to be a famous filmmaker. Starring the actual people involved in this unusual series of events, this fascinating film explores complex themes such as identity, deception and truth.