Chicken with Plums

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Nasser-Ali, a talented musician, loses the will to live after his wife breaks his beloved violin during an argument. He searches for a replacement, and finding none that sounds quite the same, he vows to die. Eight days later, he does. This is the story of his last week of life, where we see flashbacks and flash forwards of his previous life and his children's futures. We also see appearances of a nude Sophia Loren as well as the angel of death, Azarel. As we see his life, we realize exactly why he chose to end it and the profundity of this choice.

  1. Marjane Satrapi

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Vincent Paronnaud

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mathieu Amalric

    Mathieu Amalric

    Nasser Ali

  2. Edouard Baer

    Edouard Baer


  3. Maria de Medeiros

    Maria de Medeiros


  4. Golshifteh Farahani

    Golshifteh Farahani


  5. Chiara Mastroianni

    Chiara Mastroianni

    Lili Adulte

  6. Mathis Bour

    Mathis Bour


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Movie Data


Original Title Poulet aux Prunes

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $12,000,000.00

Revenue $1,428,291.00

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Release Information

  • August 31, 2012



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