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Synopsis: “The dolls game” with original name of “Thazhbazi” is a short film about a clown working in an amusement park in Iran, trying to get his salary from his employer to pay for the lawyer. He wants to get his daughter back!



Run Time

24 minutes


Hamed Vahid (Clown)

Directed by

Mehdi Mahaei

Director's Statement

Class distinction is felt in the present world, more than ever. Many people are humiliated in order to live, but try to tolerate it. The scar of this fracture is much deeper in my country, Iran. Many Iranians are crushed under the feet of their superiors, everyday, and this depreciative chain goes all the way to the top of Pyramid. The weak go after each other to maintain their present position, and the stronger ones, oblivious to the daily struggle, are busy pillaging. but what remedies? Sitting involuntarily still like a lifeless doll, being patronized like a clown? Or standing your ground as a king and facing it head on? Yet, what is the solution? Who is the clown? Who is the king?

Director's Bio

Mehdi Mahaei , Born in oct 1992 , Iran
holder of bachelor’s degree in telecommunication engineering from Imam reza int university .
short filmmaker & feature films assistant director.

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