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Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam
     

The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam

Director: Kayvan Mashayekh

Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Bruno Lastra, Vanessa Redgrave

 
A pair of young men living in the 21st century relive the tales of one of their ancient forbearers in this historical drama. Kamran (Adam Echahly) is a 12-year-old boy of Iranian heritage whose older brother, Nader (Puya Behinaein), is slowly dying. Kamran and Nader's family puts a great value on preserving the oral history of their ancestors, and Nader is passing on

Overview

A pair of young men living in the 21st century relive the tales of one of their ancient forbearers in this historical drama. Kamran (Adam Echahly) is a 12-year-old boy of Iranian heritage whose older brother, Nader (Puya Behinaein), is slowly dying. Kamran and Nader's family puts a great value on preserving the oral history of their ancestors, and Nader is passing on this responsibility by telling his brother the story of their distant relative, the great scientist and poet Omar Khayyam (Bruno Lastra). In the 11th century, Omar is close friends with Hassan Sabbeh (Christopher Simpson), a passionate Muslim warrior, and they are both infatuated with the lovely Darya (Marie Espinosa). However, in time Omar and Hassan's paths in life diverge; Omar joins the court of the Sultan Malikshah (Moritz Bleibtreu) and uses his considerable wisdom to study mathematics and the stars, while Hassan succumbs to his rage and forms a cult of killers known as the Assassins. The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam was the first feature film for Iranian-American director Kayvan Mashayekh.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/05/2006
UPC:
0185454000032
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG
Source:
HANNOVER HOUSE
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director Kayvan Mashayekh's audio commentary; Interview with Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi, author of Wine of Wisdom: The Life, Poetry and Philosophy of Omar Khayyam; U.S. theatrical trailer; "In Search of Omar": the making of 'The Keeper'; "Beyond the Silk Road" with production designer Michelle Milosh; "From Here to Beyond" music video by Shani

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Moritz Bleibtreu Sultan Malikshah
Bruno Lastra Omar Khayyam
Vanessa Redgrave The Countess
Rade Serbedzija Imam Muaffak
Christopher Simpson Hassan Sabbah
Marie Espinosa Darya
Adam Echahly Kamran
C. Thomas Howell Coach Fielding
Sarah Hadaway Omar's Mother
Richard Dillard Mr. Saxon
Diane Baker Miss Taylor
Apik Youssefian Old Woman
Shahrad Vossoughi Mansour
Shani Rigsbee Court Entertainer
Yasmin Paige Young Darya
Layla Lauren Mashayekh Nessa
Andy Madadian Ali Ben-Sabbah
Hanane Joumal Echahly Shahin
Darius Irannejat Grandfather
Daniel Black Young Omar
Puya Behinaein Nader
Kevin Anding Timmy

Technical Credits
Kayvan Mashayekh Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Elton Ahi Score Composer
Belle Avery Producer,Screenwriter
Duncan Burns Editor
Matt Cantrell Cinematographer
Andrea Clark Casting
Dusan Joksimovic Cinematographer
Giles Khan Sound Mixer
Luca Lachin Asst. Director
Michelle Milosh Production Designer
Giovanni Natalucci Art Director
Sep Riahi Producer
Jane Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jason Tenenbown Associate Producer
Jeremy Zimmerman Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam
1. Chapter 1 [9:29]
2. Chapter 2 [7:38]
3. Chapter 3 [7:35]
4. Chapter 4 [6:00]
5. Chapter 5 [6:18]
6. Chapter 6 [2:08]
7. Chapter 7 [6:51]
8. Chapter 8 [6:56]
9. Chapter 9 [5:26]
10. Chapter 10 [9:19]
11. Chapter 11 [2:33]
12. Chapter 12 [4:41]
13. Chapter 13 [4:22]
14. Chapter 14 [5:39]
15. Chapter 15 [3:35]
16. Chapter 16 [6:08]

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