Chicken with Plums

Chicken with Plums (2011)


Nasser-Ali, a talented musician, loses the will to live after his wife breaks his beloved violin during an argument. He searches for a replacement, and finding none that sounds quite the same, he vows to die. Eight days later, he does. This is the story of his last week of life, where we see flashbacks and flash forwards of his previous life and his children's futures. We also see appearances of a nude Sophia Loren as well as the angel of death, Azarel. As we see his life, we realize exactly why he chose to end it and the profundity of this choice.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi.
Writers: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi.

Chicken with Plums Vodly
Vodly Score: 7.2/10 from 94 votes
Release Date: 2011-10-26
Status: Released
Run time: 93 min / 1:33
Budget: $12,000,000
Revenue: $1,428,291
Production Companies : Celluloid Dreams, TheManipulators
Production Countries: Belgium, France, Germany


Mathieu Amalric
as Nasser Ali
Edouard Baer
as Azraël
Maria de Medeiros
as Faringuisse
Golshifteh Farahani
as Irâne
Chiara Mastroianni
as Lili Adulte
Mathis Bour
as Cyrus
Enna Balland
as Lili
Didier Flamand
as Le Maître de Musique
Serge Avédikian
as Le père d’Irâne
Rona Hartner
as Soudabeh
Jamel Debbouze
as Le Mendiant et Houshang
Isabella Rossellini
as Parvine
Éric Caravaca
as Abdi
Tim Williams
as Le docteur américain


Art Udo Kramer Production Design
Production Henning Molfenter Co-Producer
Production Charlie Woebcken Co-Producer
Camera Christophe Beaucarne Director of Photography
Writing Vincent Paronnaud Screenplay
Directing Vincent Paronnaud Director
Writing Marjane Satrapi Screenplay
Directing Marjane Satrapi Director
Sound Olivier Bernet Original Music Composer
Editing Stéphane Roche Editor
Production François-Xavier Decraene Executive Producer
Art Bernhard Henrich Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Madeline Fontaine Costume Design
Production Anja Dihrberg Casting
Production Rémi Burah Co-Producer
Production Jeremy Burdek Executive Producer
Production Nadia Khamlichi Executive Producer
Production Adrian Politowski Co-Producer
Production Hengameh Panahi Producer
Production Jasmin Torbati Line Producer
Production Valerie Espagne Casting
Production Gilles Waterkeyn Co-Producer
Production Christoph Fisser Co-Producer
Production Christophe Bichot Co-Producer

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