A murder and a suicide occur early one morning in a jewelry store. Behind this headline lies the story of a desperate man’s feelings of humiliation in a world of social injustice.
When his friend Ali shows him the contents of a lost purse, Hussein cannot imagine the large sum of money marked on a receipt for an expensive necklace. He knows that his pitiful salary will never be enough to afford such luxury. Hussein feels even lower when a man mistakes the two friends for petty crooks. He receives yet another blow when he and Ali are denied entry to an uptown jewelry store because of their appearance.
Hussein delivers pizzas and motorbikes every evening to rich neighborhoods. He gets a closer look at what goes on behind closed doors. The hypocrisy of the system is thrown in his face wherever he turns.
But Hussein will taste the luxurious life for one night before his deep feelings of humiliation push him over the edge.
"A flawlessly executed character study."THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"One of the best films of the year! Something entirely unexpected vividly recalls Hollywood film noir."LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Haunting."THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Charged with an enigmatic sense of danger and uncertainty."
"A most unusual breed of crime thriller."THE GUARDIAN
"Reminds us of Robert de Niro’s “Travis Bickle” in Taxi Driver."THE OBSERVER
"Poetic and precise, witty and profoundly compassionate."TIME OUT
Cannes (Un Certain Regard)
Toronto International Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Gold Hugo for Best Film
Tbilisi International Film Festival
Valladolid International Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Moscow Film Festival
Vienna Film Festival
Busan Film Festival
Cast & Crew
|Director, Producer and Editor||Jafar Panahi|
|Art Director||Iraj Raminfar|
|Production Manager||Jahangir Kosari|
Netherlands- Bright Angel
UK - ICA Projects
Italy - Mikado Film
France - Ad Vitam Distribution c