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The runner = Davandah / Institute for the Intellectual Dev. of Children and Young Adult ; produced by Ali Reza Zarrin ; directed by Amir Naderi.; written by Amir Naderi, Behrouz Gharibpour.

ث رنر / درتد بى امر ندر ؛ ورتن بى امر ندر، بهرز غربپر.

نادرى، امىر، فلم درتر، سرينورتر.غرىب‌ور، بهروز، سرينورتر.نرمند، مجد، اتر.نزر، ابس، اتر.ترکزده، مس، اتر. Zarrīn, ʻAlī Riz̤ā (Film producer), (film producer.). Nādirī, Amīr, (film director,, screenwriter.). Gharībʹpūr, Bihrūz, (screenwriter.). Niroumand, Majid, (actor.). Nazeri, Abbas, (actor.). Torkizadeh, Musa, (actor.). Bayz̤āʼī, Bahrām, (editor of moving image work.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). مدجد نرمند، ابس نزر، مس ترکزده. Madjid Niroumand, Abbas Nazeri, Musa Torkizadeh. (Cast).

Childhood takes on mythic dimensions in one of the defining works of postrevolutionary Iranian cinema. Inspired by director Amir Naderi's boyhood, The Runner is lit from within by Madjid Niroumand's electrifying performance as a young orphan fending for himself on the streets of a port city, determined to rise above his circumstances working odd jobs, passing time with friends, learning to read and running, always running, toward the future. Water, fire, the human body in motion: in hypnotic images of lyrical power, Naderi finds unexpected glory in the world of a boy suspended between modernity and elemental natural forces as he chases his path forward.

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  • ISBN: 9798886071252
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Supplements include new restortation, converstation between Amir Naderi and Ramin Bahrani, audio inteview from 2022 with Naderi and Madjid Niroumand, short film Waiting (1974), trailer and essay by Ehsan Khoshbakht.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Firouz Malekzadeh; edited by Bahram Beyzaie.
Director, Amir Naderi.
Participant or Performer Note:
Madjid Niroumand, Abbas Nazeri, Musa Torkizadeh.
مدجد نرمند، ابس نزر، مس ترکزده.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; 1.37:1 aspect ratio.
Language Note:
Persian dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: Boys > Iran > Social conditions > Drama.
Children > Iran > Social conditions > Drama.
Homeless children > Iran > Social conditions > Drama.
Iran > Social conditions > 1979-1997 > Drama.
Genre: Motion pictures, Iranian.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Films de fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at RACC.


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