Chicken with Plums

Synopsis

Teheran, 1958. 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, taking him back to his youth and even to a conversation with Azraël, the Angel of Death, who reveals the future of his children… 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…

Production Details

In Theaters

  • 2012

Genres

Adaptation, Drama, Foreign

Run Time

1 hour 31 minutes

Distributors

Sony Pictures Classics

Also Known As

  • Chicken with Plums
  • Huhn mit Pflaumen
  • Waiting for Azreal

Production Status

Released

Filming Locations

  • Studio Babelsberg, Berlin, Germany

Produced In

Iran

Directors

Marjane Satrapi

Director

Vincent Paronnaud

Director

CAST

Mathieu Amalric

Nasser-Ali

Edouard Baer

Azrael

Maria De Medeiros

Faringuisse

Golshifte Farahani

Irane

Eric Caravaca

Abdi

Chiara Mastroianni

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