Chicken With PlumsClosed Captioning
Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud
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From the Oscar® nominated filmmakers of Persepolis, Chicken With Plums is a “captivating live-action fairytale full of whimsy, humor, magic and despair” (Collider.com). 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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 57
- Fresh: 42
- Rotten: 15
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
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.
Fresh: The filmmakers rely on expressive eyes to carry a narrative style suitable for a silent movie.
Fresh: Chicken with Plums is well-acted across the board, but it is Amalric's movie.
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.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2011
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