Istgah-Matrouk / The Deserted Station (2002) DVD5
Based on a sketch by the greatest of Iranian filmmakers, Abbas Kiarostami, "Deserted Station" is a tale that puts an urban couple into tiny town.
Film follows the adventures of an Iranian couple, a photographer husband (Nezam Manouchehri) and a schoolteacher wife (Leila Hatami). The wife has retired due to some unknown sickness or weariness, and the couple now makes a cross-country journey by truck to Tehran. When their car breaks down and they find themselves stranded in an ancient, crumbling village, the husband encounters the village's sole adult male and self-appointed guardian, who also teaches the village children. He accompanies the husband to help fix the abandoned truck while the wife temporarily takes over the class. Both are drawn into the unusual life of the village, where the children have been abandoned by their fathers and the women are too busy to care for them.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:28:01 | 3.69 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Persian
Subtitles: English hardcoded
Genre: Drama

Director: Alireza Raisian
Cast: Leila Hatami, Nezam Manouchehri, Mehran Rajabi
Country: Iran

-- Director's statement
-- Biographies
-- Photo Gallery
-- Trailer and Clips

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