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Synopsis: Right before Soodeh Sharifzadegan’s second marriage, her 11-year-old son, “Matiar” is kidnapped. After considerable effort, Soodeh is forced to ask for the ransom money from her ex-husband, “Peyman”. After Matiar’s release, Soodeh, being curious, comes to the sudden realization that it was all her son’s plan to provide the grounds for his father’s return.

Language

Persian

Run Time

94 minutes

Starring

VISHKA ASAYESH (Soodeh Sharifzadegan)
HASAN MAJUNI (Peyman Jenabi)
MEHRAVEH SHARIFINIA (Afra)
BEHNOOSH BAKHTIARI (Mahindokht)
GOHAR KHEIRANDISH (Auntie Afsoon)

Directed by

Kazem Mollaie

Produced by

Sina Saeidian

Director's Statement

LIFE FORCES YOU TO FORGIVE!

Director's Bio

Kazem Mollaie started filmmaking with short films in 1999. He holds a B.A. in Cinema Directing from “Soore University of Tehran” in 2005. Mollaie has been the member of several organizations such as “Iranian Young Cinema Society” (IYCS), the “Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds” (Khaneh Cinema), member of Board of Directors of “Iranian Short Film Association” (ISFA) and “Directors Guild of Iran”. He is known for his first feature movie named “KUPAL” (2017) and short films like “DELETE” (2011) and “MINUS” (2009). His second feature film is “THE BADGER” (2020) that is nominated as the Best Film in the “23rd. Shanghai International Film Festival” [ASIAN NEW TALENT AWARD] in its World Premiere.

Production Year

2020

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