Patience stone

Patience stone

Syngué Sabour, pierre de patience

DVD - 2014 | Persian
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Adapted from the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimi. It tells a story of a young woman watching over her older husband, in a country torn apart by war. A bullet in the neck has reduced him to a comatose state. One day, the woman's vigil changes. She begins to speak truth to her silent husband, telling him about her suffering, her dreams and her secrets. After years of living under his control, with no voice of her own, she says things she could never have spoken before. Her husband has unconsciously become syngué sabour (The Patience Stone)- a magical black stone that, according to Persian mythology, absorbs the plight of those who confide in it. The woman's confessions are extraordinary and without restraint. But after weeks of looking after her husband, she begins to act, discovering herself in a relationship she starts with a young soldier.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2014]
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 102 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
widescreen (2.35:1),24 fps
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,Region 1


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Feb 27, 2016

I knew from when she told him that the kids was not his that he would wake up and try to kill her. He was burning inside with pure hate.

It was a good movie still. Simple and interesting.

Apr 01, 2015

Well done and interesting but a little long and for the second half of the movie, it’s hard not to be yelling at the TV, “Just leave him and move on!!!”!

harrybrowne Nov 17, 2014

An unusual subject portrayed brilliantly in this film. The idea of a "patience stone' is intriguing, and is certainly fulfilled here. Skillful direction, and a riveting performance by Golshifteh Farahani as a woman simply trying to survive under horrendous conditions.

Best line; "Those who don't know how to make love, make war."

Mar 27, 2014

Brace yourself for the first 20 minutes or so as well as thereafter but by that time perhaps, you must have realized its importance..or so. It's mostly a monologue and it could affect your viewing patience. The story is great being based from a novel (the film director/screenwriter is also the novel's author) but I guess translating it into the screen was not made properly. You see, those two are different media - one is more towards images, the other words and only someone adept in migrating from one to the other would have done it better. The author could have used a professional screenwriter to do just that under his supervision of course if he still wants to retain the more impt aspect. Anyway, I warned you.


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