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Careless Crime (2020)

On a very ordinary day, four ordinary people decide to set fire to a cinema packed with people.


Shahram Mokri
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Cast overview:
Babak Karimi ... Mohsen
Razie Mansori Razie Mansori ... Elham
Abolfazl Kahani Abolfazl Kahani ... Takbali
Mohammad Sareban Mohammad Sareban ... Faraj
Adel Yaraghi Adel Yaraghi ... Majid
Mahmoud Behraznia Mahmoud Behraznia ... Yadollah
Behzad Dorani Behzad Dorani ... Fallah


Forty years ago, during the uprising to overthrow the Shah's regime in Iran, protesters set fire to movie theaters as a way of showing opposition to Western culture. Many cinemas were burned down. In one tragic case, a theatre was set on fire with four hundred people inside, most of whom were burned alive. Forty years have passed and, in contemporary Iran, four individuals also decide to burn a cinema down. Their intended target is a theatre showing a film about an unearthed, un-exploded missile. Will past and present meet? Written by Anonymous

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Beautiful and careful
24 October 2020 | by mahdimax2010See all my reviews

Careless crime is a step forward for the director Shahram Mokri towards storytelling cinema. It revolves around a controversial tragic event in Iranian modern history and at the same time pays tribute to Iranian art and cinema. Similar to his previous works, the movie starts with a realistic setting in current Iran and points out multiple social and political references, but gradually loses its realism foundations by traversing through time, connected narratives, and time loops. The movie not only shows off Mokri's technical trickery but also manages to keep a deep meaningful connection to social matters in Iran and the middle east. Although the story behind the movie is known and vicious, careless crime suggests the actual winner is always love and cinema.

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Release Date:

14 October 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jenayat-e bi deghat See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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