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5 October 2005 (France) See more »
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Squatters, mostly Arabs in Persia, live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children... See more » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Ali Nassirian ... Captain Nemat
Hossein Farzi-Zadeh ... Ahmad
Neda Pakdaman ... The girl
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Directed by
Mohammad Rasoulof 
 
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Mohammad Rasoulof 

Produced by
Abolhassan Davoodi .... producer
Bita Mansoory .... executive producer
Mohammad Rasoulof .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mohammad Reza Aligholi 
 
Cinematography by
Reza Jalali 
 
Film Editing by
Bahram Dehghani 
 
Production Design by
Mohammad Rasoulof 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daryoush Ebadi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Mohamad Mokhtari .... sound
Mahmood Moosavinejad .... sound mixer
Mohammad Mosavi-Nejad .... sound
 

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Also Known As:
"Jazireh ahani" - Iran (original title)
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Australia:90 min
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Australia:M | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)

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Ship Ahoy! This one's sails big time, 21 May 2011
Author: (AfroPixFlix) from United States

You will not find a better metaphorical study of Post-revolution Iran than this film, one so threatening that the Iranian authorities tossed famed director Rasoulof into the brig. A self-absorbed captain of a stalled and sinking ship runs his vessel like a clueless despot, ripping off hard-working but naïve passengers. Exploited onboard youth get meaningless education, and a lovelorn adolescent who bolts for a better life gets tortured, mostly to deter other kids. The lying captain inefficiently uses the scant ship resources, like steel and oil, and misapplies the proceeds to strand his impoverished subjects in an arid land. There is a bud of hope at the end, but like reality, if you blink you will miss it. AfroPixFlix drops a 10-forked anchor.

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