The Silence (Sokout)
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Directed by Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, this tale of wonderment follows the sonorous journey of a blind village boy as he goes to work in the city by bus. Every day, the young music instrument tuner gets sidetracked by the seductive sounds of the urban center and carried off on a adventurous detour through the boisterous cityscape.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The boy's blindness often seems like either a novelty or a symbol; in either case, its falseness weakens the overall effect, even though the film easily has a dozen charming, memorable scenes."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"Makhmalbaf shows that there must be a marriage between the East and West, if his country is to become more enlightened."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"a puzzle about what the entire experience was supposed to be all about."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"turn off the cell phone, shut out the outside distractions, and follow Makhmalbaf's sumptuous visuals and sounds to get inside Khorshid's world."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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