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Hamoun is a psychological comedy/drama about a bumbling Iranian intellectual, Hamid Hamoun. The film follows 24 hours in the life of Hamoun as he is trying and failing to write his dissertation about love and faith while also trying to cope with his wife Mashid, a successful artist, who wants a divorce. Hamoun's refusal to accept his collapsing reality, is both a character study and metaphor for a condition of modern urban life in Iran. In 1997, Hamoun was voted the best Iranian film ever made by a survey of Iranian film critics. Mehrjui's The Cow had previously held that honor.
An extraordinary blend of comedy and despair, philosophical musing, bold cultural analysis and acerbic social satire. --New York Press
Well-wrought, beautifully acted... Mehrjui's most stylistically ambitious film. --Los Angeles Times
A pulsating and richly human story...stylishly searing! --Hollywood Reporter