Nema-ye Nazdik

Nema-ye Nazdik poster
Year 1990
Minutes 98
Category Movie
Genres Biography Crime Documentary

This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves.