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Releases May 14, 2021
The four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty that ask to what extent individual freedom can be expressed under a despotic regime and its seemingly inescapable threats.

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Mohammad Rasoulof
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Credited cast:
Baran Rasoulof ... Darya
Zhila Shahi ... Zaman (as Shahi Jila)
Mohammad Seddighimehr ... Bahram
Mohammad Valizadegan Mohammad Valizadegan ... Javad
Kaveh Ahangar Kaveh Ahangar ... Pouya
Mahtab Servati Mahtab Servati ... Na'na
Ehsan Mirhosseini Ehsan Mirhosseini ... Heshmat
Alireza Zareparast Alireza Zareparast ... Hasan
Darya Moghbeli Darya Moghbeli ... Tahmineh
Pouya Mehri Pouya Mehri ... Ali
Salar Khamseh Salar Khamseh ... Salar
Parvin Maleki Parvin Maleki
Kaveh Ebrahim Kaveh Ebrahim ... Amir
Reza Bahrami Reza Bahrami ... Shahram
Shaghayegh Shoorian Shaghayegh Shoorian ... Razieh
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The four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty that ask to what extent individual freedom can be expressed under a despotic regime and its seemingly inescapable threats.

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Baran Rasoulof's film debut. See more »

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Eva Polna (2020) See more »

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"What kind of a man could execute someone?"
10 November 2020 | by asen-75377See all my reviews

Rasoulof's new film 'There Is No Evil' (Persian title- Satan doesn't exist) is an anthology film (consisting of four short film-segments) concerning the capital punishment in Iran. We know about the traditional Govt. system and dictatorship exists in Iran and the result- it pulls the country towards strangulation and anarchism. The film actually presents itself as an illustration and gives a genuine look at those Iranians who serve as executioners and those who show courage to refuse. Mohammad Rasoulof's film ( who has been barred from leaving the country since 2017) is nothing but an enthralling ride, it gives rise to those questions- the terror of what it means to live in a world where every resolution brings new questions. He challenges the viewer's morality as well as its characters and fortifies them to take action. Film also presents the situation- the hardships they have to face, how it affects their life whether they do it (doing their job as executioners) or not...I think it's more about this helpless situation-you have to face consequences; a point of no return. 'There is no Evil' is also a very captivating thriller...sets the premise of each story really well, slowly unfolds the painful secrets and truths while focusing on family, love, freedom etc. to make each story to deliver their individual effectiveness. Ashkani's brilliant cinematography of sublime close-up shots and long takes, also the landscapes of countryside which actually helps to develop the story really well and certain intimacy in director's storytelling creates a poetic charm in it and takes to a higher cinematic level. But Rasoulof left us many questions with no actual answers. He explained that the film is about "people taking responsibility" for their actions, and that each story "is based on my own experience." For me he is most prominent revolutionary filmmaker of Iran; one who has seen 'A man of Integrity', 'Manuscripts don't burn', 'Goodbye' definitely knows that.

Long Live Iranian Cinema!


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14 May 2021 (USA) See more »

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