The Silence (Sokout)
The Silence (Sokout) (1999)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Makhmalbaf shows that there must be a marriage between the East and West, if his country is to become more enlightened.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

a puzzle about what the entire experience was supposed to be all about.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

turn off the cell phone, shut out the outside distractions, and follow Makhmalbaf's sumptuous visuals and sounds to get inside Khorshid's world.

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