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Where Is the Friend's House?
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28,338 Ratings

WHERE IS THE FRIEND'S HOUSE?

Khane-ye doust kodjast?

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Iran, 1987
Drama

Synopsis

8-year-old Ahmed has mistakenly taken his friend Mohammad’s notebook. He wants to return it, or else his friend will be expelled from school. Determinedly, the conscientious boy sets out to find Mohammad’s home in the neighbouring village.

Synopsis

8-year-old Ahmed has mistakenly taken his friend Mohammad’s notebook. He wants to return it, or else his friend will be expelled from school. Determinedly, the conscientious boy sets out to find Mohammad’s home in the neighbouring village.

Our take

As a young protagonist embarks on a humble quest, a beautiful allegory of friendship and morality is revealed. The first film in Kiarostami’s Koker trilogy, Where is the Friend’s Home? is a unique mélange of poetry, documentary and fiction, that cherishes the everyday in all its abundance.