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Sokoote beine do fekr (2003)

In an unnamed country in a small village the young local executioner is carrying out the execution of three people on the orders of the outside hard core cleric, Hadji. After the first two ... See full summary »

Director:

Babak Payami

Writer:

Babak Payami
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Cast

Credited cast:
Moazen Moazen
Maryam Moqadam ... Unexecuted Virgin
Kamalan Narouli Kamalan Narouli ... Unnamed executioner
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Storyline

In an unnamed country in a small village the young local executioner is carrying out the execution of three people on the orders of the outside hard core cleric, Hadji. After the first two are shot, he is told to stop, because Hadji believes that executing the young women will send the young virgin to heaven. Instead Hadji orders the young executioner to marry and deflower the virgin, so she will end up in hell after her execution. This is the start of the executioner's crisis of faith. Written by Maple-2

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Drama

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cisza miedzy dwiema myslami See more »

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Payam See more »
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Dull, wind, sand and rocks - Bresson of the desert.
10 January 2004 | by cbabstSee all my reviews

This film suffers from the video presentation, shown because the negative was confiscated by the authorities. Censorship was excercised on the grounds of content which is unforgiveble instead of on the grounds of taste which would have been a mercy. The story is told in the style of Bresson with the major dramatic action taking place off camera. Bresson was much more careful about what he did show us. What we see here is mostly dull; wind, sand and rocks, a muted landscape (due to the poor video quality) with actors faces covered or in shadow. If the picture quality was good when on film, we can only imagine what it might have looked like, but then why not imagine the whole film and not waste the time.


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