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Chicken With Plums

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Chicken With Plums

About Chicken With Plums

From the Oscar nominated filmmakers of Persepolis, Chicken With Plums is a "captivating live-action fairytale full of whimsy, humor, magic and despair" ( Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. As he hopes for its arrival, he plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous, taking him back to his youth and even to a conversation with Azraƫl, the Angel of Death, who reveals the future of his children. As pieces of the puzzle gradually fit together, the poignant secret of his life comes to light: a wonderful story of love which inspired his genius and his music.


Henning Molfenter, Charlie Woebcken, Adrian Politowski, Christoph Fisser, Torsten Poeck, Gilles Waterkeyn


Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi

Based on a Work by

Marjane Satrapi

Executive Producer

Jeremy Burdek, Nadia Khamlichi, Francois-Xavier Decraene


Hengameh Panahi


Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi


Mathieu Amalric, Eric Caravaca, Chiara Mastroianni, Edouard Baer, Golshifteh Farahani, Maria de Medeiros