#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Sahel, a poet from the shah era, and Mina, daughter of a wealthy family, are in love. Also Mina’s driver is in love with her, as the revolution approaches. The driver becomes a high rank revolutionary and with this power incarcerates the couple. Sahel for 30 years and Mina for 10 years. After 10 years Mina is released and asks for the whereabouts of Sahel. She is told that Sahel has died. Meanwhile, the driver proposes her to stay with him. They travel together to Istanbul. After a further 20 years passes, Sahel is released. Then, he begins the search for his old lover.
Plot: Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks he’s been dead for over twenty years.
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A remarkable evocative and compelling to understand movie
There are so many fascinating and compelling aspects to this movie which I have now watched twice.
First of all, it has nothing to do with Rhinos or indeed with Martin Scorcese. It says he presents the movie, whatever that means. He is no way involved with the directing of this movie which is directed by a man named Bahman Ghobadi who left his native Iran in 2010 and has never returned.
This is a love-triangle, a husband and wife and a third party (the driver)centred not so much around the poetry of the husband but around the fixations of love of the driver for the wife and its consequences over a 30 year period. Ghobadi has publicly stated that if he were in the shoes of Sahel, he could not tell his wife he was still alive after 30 years if she believed him to be dead.
This is a far more meaningful film than ‘Argo’ in reference to the 1979 Iranian Revolution and its aftermath but I do not think the film is really about that, it is not a political movie in any way though politics played its part in the storyline.
You will want to watch the film more than once for sure – to ponder who is/was the father of the two young girls, did Sahel really sleep with one of them, how come Sahel could not recognize the man who was Mina’s driver, the marvellous short scene when leeches were used to suck blood from Sahel and his associates, the prison sex scenes, the turtles scene, and what pact, if any, was horrifyingly agreed between Sahel and the driver towards the end.
Bear in mind this that whereas ‘Argo’ was a Hollywood blockbuster produced with a huge budget,’Rhino Season’ was not, an independent production on low budget and to such degree that none of the actors involved, including Monica Bellucci, were paid for their work.
The participation in the film of Monica Bellucci and of the man who played Sahel is remarkable in itself. Sahel’s Actor, Behrouz Vossoughi, is himself a man in exile for more than 30 years. He barely if ever speaks in this movie but his acting is evocative enough.
I still wonder who Mina was meeting and the boy who rode the motor cycle, the same boy Sahel played a game with in the Cafe.
It is not clear why the film is called ‘Rhino Season’ but there are clues throughout for the viewer to make up their own mind. Alas, Persian Cats and Turtles in two previous films is indicative of the mindset of a Director who loves animals more than people (so he apparently said anyway.
‘Not without my Daughter’ was a while back and ‘A Separation’ was another Iranian movie worthy of praise. This movie is something else. It is no blockbuster but it is beautifully filmed and directed, well acted and produced and in my opinion it is a mastercraft of a movie. It is such a pity that the movie has not been exposed to a wider audience.
I do wonder who the movie is aimed at. Most people outside of Iran have perhaps never heard of the Iranian Poet Sahel Fauzan and know little if anything about the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Even if they have heard of him, they know nothing of his poetry and will not readily relate reference to the title ‘Rhino Season’. People in Iran will not be able to watch it inside their own country. Perhaps only Muslims or anyone associated with Islamic culture will truly understand the ultimate message of the film.
Yes, it is a slow, boring movie but that should not belie the fact that everything about this movie is of the highest standard and do not always judge a book by its cover.
I am coming across many people, who are the so-called “critics” and speak lengthily about the hidden beauty of a film, or what the audience should feel or understand. I am an ordinary person and for me that film was stupid. Maybe the story would have been nice, maybe the camera man is good, but as a whole I went out of the cinema regretting those hour and a half. The only good thing about it was Monica Bellucci. Someone tried to make it more poetic, more artistic, but I only saw a man who out of no-where slept with his almost daughter, then a horse, then also this man ran over, yes-ran over a rhino, a rain of turtles…The characters did not act realistically in some cases and it was awful slow. It’s like Rothko’s paintings but in movies-too expensive, too much praises, but a person sometimes dares to wonder is that really art!
Original Language fa
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Drama, History, Thriller
Director Bahman Ghobadi
Writer Bahman Ghobadi
Actors Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Yilmaz Erdogan
Country Iraq, Turkey, Iran
Awards 6 wins & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Canon 5D Mark II
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)