Dariush Mehrjui’s Hamoun is a psychological comedy/drama about a bumbling Iranian intellectual, Hamid Hamoun. Trying and failing to complete a philosophical tract on love, Hamoun cannot seem to convince his wife Mashid, who is a successful artist, to love him either. Hamoun’s refusal to accept reality, or grant Mashid a divorce, is both character study and metaphor for a condition of modern urban life in Iran.
Director: Dariush Mehrjui.
Writer: Dariush Mehrjui.
Stars: Khosro Shakibai, Ezzatolah Entezami, Hossein Sarshar, Bita Farahi, Jalal Moghadam, Amrollah Saberi, Fathali Oveisi, Turan Mehrzad, Anik Shefrazian, Sedigheh Kianfar, Nader Rajabpoor, Alireza Keshavarz, Fereydoon Azma, Akbar Meskhati.
Cinematographer: Turaj Mansuri.
Composer: Nasser Cheshmazar.
There’s a softsubbed copy of this film out there from a different source but unfortunately the audio on that one is really bad so I decided to make available this rip of First Run’s 2004 DVD release instead.
RIP Dariush Mehrjui (1939-2023)