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Abolfazl Jalili's docudrama La Gale (Scabies) is about the painful lives of young offenders who are serving time in the reformatories of post-revolution Iran. Young Hamed, arrested for handing out political tracts banned by the Islamic... See more »

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Mehdi Asadi ...
Hamed
Hossein Maloomi
Hossein Panahi
Fatemeh Naghavi
Hooshang Beheshti
Rahman Moghaddam ...
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Abolfazl Jalili

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Abolfazl Jalili ... ()

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Ahmaddoost ... producer

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Ataollah Hayati

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Abolfazl Jalili
Reza Khozui

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Mohammadtaghy Jalili

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Fereydoun Borhani ... sound recordist
Hassan Zahedi ... sound mixer

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Bahram Badakshani ... assistant camera

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Abolfazl Jalili's docudrama La Gale (Scabies) is about the painful lives of young offenders who are serving time in the reformatories of post-revolution Iran. Young Hamed, arrested for handing out political tracts banned by the Islamic Republic, finds himself in a place of great suffering, in which illiterate and penniless orphans wash floors and sell their own blood. When a disease breaks out in the prison, his life within this harsh environment becomes progressively worse, a near-daily fight for survival. The film is a searing indictment against a government that failed to deliver the on the promises with which it came to power: to deliver social justice to the oppressed and downtrodden. Initially released in the mid 1980s, at a time when Iran was at war with neighbouring Iraq, the film was an unwelcome edition to the Fajr Film Festival, as its theme of prison life was deemed critical of the Islamic Republic. In a re-edited version, the film was released in 1989 to critical acclaim. Written by IMVBox.com

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Also Known As
  • Gaal (Iran, Persian title)
  • Scabies (World-wide, English title)
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  • 85 min
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