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Plot: 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.
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Extraordinarily beautiful and moving
A live action film from the directors of Persepolis. Like Persepolis, it’s based on a graphic novel written by Marjane Satrapi. It’s nice to see that Satrapi and Paronnaud have some cinematic legs. This is wonderful. Very, very sad, but also utterly gorgeous. Mathieu Amalric stars as an Iranian violinist who gets in an argument with his wife (Pulp Fiction’s Maria de Madeiros), who then breaks his prized violin. Unhappy with his life, Amalric decides to die and retreats to his bed. Over the next seven days, his life story plays out before his eyes. The exquisite visuals will certainly impress viewers, but it seems like the depth of the story gets lost on many. It is, simply, a story about the missed opportunities in life and how they haunt us. The beauty of the visuals gives it a kind of magic, but, in the end, this is a very tragic story that will resonate with many.
Dark subject matter leavened with fantastic visuals
From the creators of PERSEPOLIS comes the tale of a man who loses all hope and decides to die after his favorite violin is destroyed. That might sound odd, but of course it is a gross oversimplification of what goes on in CHICKEN WITH PLUMS. The central character, Nasser Ali (Matthieu Amalric), does indeed lose his precious violin, but its significance is revealed is multiple flashback sequences which give him background, motivation and depth. I don’t really want to spoil anything, so I’ll just say that the end result is rather poetic and touching. From a visual standpoint, it continues from the same place that PERSEPOLIS came from, while imbuing it with lots of color and fantastic elements. The film feels like a fairy tale at times, with a sense of whimsy and free-flowing creativity that flies in the face of rather depressing subject matter. Matthieu Amalric does a standup job as Nasser Ali, bringing a certain world-weariness to his character as well as youthful optimism in the flashback scenes. Ultimately, by the end of the film you understand why Nasser has chosen to just give up (although I don’t condone suicide). Thematically, I think the film works on a couple of levels. First, there is the surface story which is about losing hope and one’s raison d’etre. However, with a character named “Iran,” I also think that there is a subtle political allegory as well. The film takes place in the 1950’s and references are made visually and through dialogue to indicate that Marjane Satrapi is making commentary on this particular period of Iranian history. She also takes some potshots at America that I thought were slightly uncalled for, although no less funny in the context of the film. My only real issues with the film are that the supporting characters are mostly sidelined and/or underwritten, and the narrative structure lends itself to being a little episodic at times. That being said, though, I was quite pleased with the end result and emotionally invested the whole way. Overall, CHICKEN WITH PLUMS is a delightful cinematic confection from Marjane Satrapi about her native Iran. The subject matter is kind of depressing, but plenty of visual sugar (along with some emotional heft) helps the medicine go down smoothly.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (France), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Writer Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi (comic book)
Actors Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer, Maria de Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani
Country France, Germany, Belgium
Awards 3 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Canal+
Sound Mix Dolby, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Hawk V-Series Lenses
Film Length 2,506 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Hawk Scope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema