Engaging movie either through family tensions or interesting dialogue such as the one in the bar where casual chat is about life accomplishments. The protagonist is confronted by troubles of his making. It is also interesting to experience the Iran right before revolution with a casino, unveiled women,men staring at them in the streets and officials wearing ties.
more about conversations and interpersonal relationships, especially one with his wife and daughter than the technicalities (so to speak)/beauty of filmmaking. the rising pressure of the film made it interesting and then the ending. it was funny because he's such a dick and then sad, because how do you go back from this as a family? the fact that life goes on is the point i guess.
These spaces--finance offices, bedrooms, dining rooms, casino lounges, the areas within a motor vehicle--are haunted by emotions, memories, & the physical energy of those who occupy them. The world is a deceptive arena of motion & passion. THE REPORT, perhaps Kiarostami's greatest achievement, overwhelms through its dichotomy between the social & the domestic. Congeniality is non-existent, epiphanies come too late.