Chicken With Plums (Poulet aux prunes)

Rated PG-13 90 min. 2012

Teheran, 1958. Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. As he hopes for its arrival, he plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous, taking him back to his youth and even to a conversation with Azraël, the Angel of Death, who reveals the future of his children... As pieces of the puzzle gradually fit together, the poignant secret of his life comes to light: a wonderful story of love which inspired his genius and his music...

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Official Site: sonyclassics.com/chickenwithplums

Director: Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi

Writer: Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi

Producer: Hengameh Panahi

Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Golshifteh Farahani, Maria de Medeiros, Mathieu Amalric, Jamel Debbouze, Chiara Mastroianni, Edouard Baer, Eric Caravaca, Frédéric Saurel and Dustin Graf

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