Chicken With Plums

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Released 2012

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
2012
Rating:
PG-13
Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. As he hopes for its arrival, he plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous. As pieces of the puzzle gradually fit together, the poignant secret of his life comes to light: a wonderful story of love which inspired his genius and his music.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Both winsome and sophisticated, Chicken with Plums unfolds like a rich Persian carpet woven of memories and nostalgia in a colorful fantasy Iran of 1958, twenty years before the Is...

  • 75

    Slant Magazine

    A fable about the damage done when a young couple is forced to part, Chicken with Plums is deeply melancholic, yet so full of humor and humanity that it pulses with life even while...

  • 60

    The Guardian Xan Brooks

    Sit in the front ? and don't peer too hard ? and Chicken With Plums casts an undeniable spell. It is bold, exotic and distinctive, particularly during the animated angel of death s...

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    Comedy, Drama

    Themes

    abstinence, adrenaline junkies