A House Built on Water (2002)

04/01/2002 (IR) 1h 51m
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The midlife crisis of a successful professional man is put into the perspective of eternity

Overview

Director Bahman Farmanara's second film following a 20-year exile from his native Iran depicts the spiritual crisis of a middle-aged man. In the film's dreamlike opening scene, Dr. Reza Sepidbakht (Reza Kianian), a well-off Tehran gynecologist, thinks he runs over an angel while driving home at night with a call girl. The next morning at the hospital where he works, he is shown a comatose boy who is famous for having memorized the entire Koran. These two events cause him to rethink his cynical outlook on life and his relationships with his elderly father, wayward son, and the women he has mistreated since becoming estranged from his wife. When the boy awakens from his coma, Dr. Sepidbakht begins to look to him for answers.

  1. Bahman Farmanara

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Reza Kianian

    Reza Kianian

    Dr. Reza Sepidbakht

  2. Hedie Tehrani

    Hedie Tehrani

    Jale Tirandaz

  3. Ezzatolah Entezami

    Ezzatolah Entezami

    Dr. Sepidbakht's father

  4. Jamshid Mashayekhi

    Jamshid Mashayekhi

    Dr. Latifian

  5. Bita Farrahi

    Bita Farrahi

    Mrs. Taleghani

  6. Behnaz Jafari

    Behnaz Jafari

    Mojgan Ahadi

  7. Roya Nownahali

    Roya Nownahali

    Mrs. Mohammadi

  8. Shabnam Toloui

    Shabnam Toloui

    Secretary

  9. Hossein Kasbian

    Hossein Kasbian

    Jale's father

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A House Built on Water
A House Built on Water

Original Title خانه ای روی آب

Status Released

Original Language Persian

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