The Actor - 1993
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
A popular film actor (Akbar Abdi), unhappy with his mainstream film rolls, is further troubled by his manic wife, Simin (Fatemeh Motamed Aria), who convinces him to take a second wife so he can have a child.
Color, 1 hour 28 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Honarpisheh
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|Fatemeh Motamed Aria||Simin|
|Mahaya Petrosian||Gypsy Girl|
|Director of Photography||Aziz Saati|
|Sound Recordist||Jahanghir Mirshekari
|Production Designer||Reza Alagheband
|Sound Mixer||Jahanghir Mirshekari|
The actor confesses all of the troubles that his wife has brought into his life.
Returning from an unfulfilling film roll, Akbar jokes, "A Fistful of Dollars for a fist full of coins."
As his wife sulks, Akbar is easily recognized by other motorists.
Simin takes it upon herself to find a gypsy wife for Akbar.
After a very public fight with his wife, Akbar gets on his soapbox, "Men have become crazy because of their wives."
Even after Akbar goes through with Simin's marriage plan, she is still unhappy.
A glimpse at Simin's madness - Fishing from her bedroom window.
Akbar goes begging with his second wife.
The neighbors gather as Simin is taken away.
"Look after this Lunatic."
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