Tuesday
21
Jul
7.30pm
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Tue
21
Jul
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Tuesday, 21 July 2009 at 7.30pm
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  • Colour
 

Recalling Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Why Does Herr R Run Amok? in its meticulous accumulation of seemingly minor incident, this riveting and often amusing drama also reveals the shifting social attitudes that are slowly taking hold in modern Tehran. Flashing back from a jewellery store robbery, the action focuses on the unlikely events and chance encounters that prompt mild-mannered pizza delivery man Hossain Emadeddin to snap. But alongside his frequent humiliations, director Jafar Panahi and screenwriter Abbas Kiarostami also consider such key topics as the status of women, the increase in crime and the growing gulf between the classes. This is a potent, poignant and soberingly credible piece of cinema.



Director:

 
Jafar Panahi
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