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Chicken With Plums

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud

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About the Movie

From the Oscar® nominated filmmakers of Persepolis, Chicken With Plums is a “captivating live-action fairytale full of whimsy, humor, magic and despair” ( 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 61
  • Fresh: 45
  • Rotten: 16
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This richly embroidered tale feels more anecdotal than epic, less like a fully imagined film than like a series of beguiling and beautiful pictures. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Aug 16, 2012

Fresh: The filmmakers rely on expressive eyes to carry a narrative style suitable for a silent movie. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Aug 22, 2012

Fresh: Chicken with Plums is well-acted across the board, but it is Amalric's movie. – Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine, Aug 16, 2012

Rotten: It is the story of a man who, disappointed by life and love, decides to go to bed and die. And the movie does the same - only it dies a full hour before the finish. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Sep 6, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Just love it.

What a beautiful tale about love.

Chicken With Plums
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2011

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