Bab'Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul


1h 38m 2006

Brief Synopsis

A blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar, wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two journey for days through the expansive, barren landscape. To keep Ishtar entertain

Film Details

Also Known As
Bab'Aziz, Le Prince Qui Contemplait Son Ame, Bab'Aziz: A Sivatag Hercege, Bab'Aziz: Der Prinz, Der Seine Seele Betrachtete, Prince Contemplating His Soul, The, Prince That Contemplated His Soul
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Bavaria Media Gmbh
Distribution Company
Budapest Film; CinTart; Kairos Films; Karmafilms (Spain); Trigon Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

A blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar, wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two journey for days through the expansive, barren landscape. To keep Ishtar entertained, Bab'Aziz relays the ancient tale of a prince who relinquished his realm in order to remain next to a small pool in the desert, staring into its depths while contemplating his soul. As the tale of the prince unfolds, the two encounter other travelers with stories of their own--including Osman, who longs for the beautiful woman he met at the bottom of a well, and Zaid, who searches for the ravishing young woman who fled from him after being seduced by his songs. Filled with breathtaking images and wonderful music, Nacir Khemir has created a fairytale-like story of longing and belonging, filmed in the enchanting and ever-shifting sandscapes of Tunisia and Iran.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bab'Aziz, Le Prince Qui Contemplait Son Ame, Bab'Aziz: A Sivatag Hercege, Bab'Aziz: Der Prinz, Der Seine Seele Betrachtete, Prince Contemplating His Soul, The, Prince That Contemplated His Soul
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Bavaria Media Gmbh
Distribution Company
Budapest Film; CinTart; Kairos Films; Karmafilms (Spain); Trigon Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 8, 2008

Released in United States February 22, 2008

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States January 2006

Released in United States November 2006

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 25-June 18, 2006.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 5-16, 2006.

Released in United States Winter February 8, 2008 (NY)

Released in United States February 22, 2008 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 25-June 18, 2006.)

Released in United States January 2006 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 5-16, 2006.)

Released in United States November 2006 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles Film Festival (African Voices) November 1-12, 2006.)