Haunting images never before seen in an Iranian-made movie
I saw this movie in San Jose at the Cinequest festival. It was inspired by a real-life case involving a series of murders in the city of Mashhad - Iran's holiest city.
For me - a native of Iran - this was perhaps the first Iranian-made movie with a truly life-like portrayal of police investigations, murder, and discovery of the villain. The Sufi-like dances and ritualistic gatherings in this movie are completely unique, and at the same time haunting. There are elements of reality as well as fiction blended together, and when put together with the fast edits and dark cinematography make this a worthwhile experience.
But be warned - as the movie stays with you for a few days.
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