The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam the Movie

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Account of 11th century poet-astronomer Omar Khayyam and his love triangle in 11th century Persia. First-time director Mashayekh intercuts an autobiographical tale of 12-year-old Kkayyam descendent Kamran (Echahly) in modern Houston. Respectable labor of love is an indie that looks quite epic. Unfortunately, the movie comes off more like an after-school special with a flair for bright costumes. Surprise cameo from Vanessa Redgrave sparks things only for as long as she's on the screen.


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Available on DVD
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Middle East, Adventure Drama, Period Piece, Romantic Triangles, Writers, Biopics: Writers, Religion, Politics, Islam
Kayvan Mashayekh, Belle Avery
Bruno Lastra, Moritz Bleibtreu, Rade Serbedzija, Vanessa Redgrave, C. Thomas Howell, Diane Baker, Christopher Simpson, Adam Echahly, Marie Espinosa
Dusan Joksimovic, Matt Cantrell
Kayvan Mashayekh
Elton Ahi
Giles Khan, Duncan Burns, Jane Robinson, Giovanni Natalucci, Michelle Milosh
Kayvan Mashayeki, Sep Riahi, Belle Avery, Guide Co., Keeper Production, Arrival Pictures

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