The Cyclist

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An Afghani immigrant worker rides in a circle for a week to raise money for his sick wife. Mohsen Makhmalbaf's output is distinctly variable, with a tendency to convoluted intellectualism, but in this case (a variation on They Shoot Horses, Don't They?) the prevailing ponderousness is only exacerbated by the crudeness of his technique. Well-meaning, maybe, but an alienatingly opaque and clumsy effort.

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Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Screenwriter: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Cast: Moharram Zeynalzadeh
Mohamad Reza Maleki
Esmail Soltanian
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