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The Paternal House (2012)

The consequences of a father and son's violent act reverberate through three generations of their family.


Kianoush Ayari


Kianoush Ayari
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Credited cast:
Mehdi Hashemi
Shahab Hosseini
Mehran Rajabi Mehran Rajabi ... Kabal
Nazanin Farahani Nazanin Farahani ... Masumeh
Mina Sadati
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ainaz Azarhoush Ainaz Azarhoush ... Tahereh
Mojdeh Hamrang Mojdeh Hamrang
Naser Hashemi Naser Hashemi
Negah Khaghani Negah Khaghani
Setareh Mirmohammad Setareh Mirmohammad
Moeinodin Oshaghi Moeinodin Oshaghi
Padina Rahnama Padina Rahnama


In the basement of the House, Father and his young son killed and buried the daughter of the House, to protect their honor. The movie is picturing how the next generation of the family has been affected by the murder of the daughter of the House and how men of the House continuing to put pressure on women of the House and it resulted in death, suicide, and measurable life for them. Written by Pooyan

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Release Date:

25 December 2014 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Khaneh Pedari See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A brilliant idea... very poorly executed.
16 November 2019 | by ShayanGivehchianSee all my reviews

After many years and a lot controversies with Iranian authorities this movie was finally released. And with a respectable cast and director I went in the the theater with high expectations; sadly non of which was met. The movie follows the story of a father and Son committing a violent crime in an attempt to hide the disgraceful act of their family member. We witness the effect and consequences this brings for future generations living in the crime scene,The Paternal House. The general idea is very interesting, and in the beginning the viewer is drawn to it very quickly. The suspicion and curiosity of the viewer however is left unanswered throughout the entire film. Many questions are left unanswered, and not in a good story telling kind of way. On the other hand there is plenty sequences which add nothing to the story and deserves no screen time One if the biggest disappointments of this movie is the acting considering the cast consists of elite level actors. Many dramatic scenes are absolutely emotionless even though its expected to be very intense. Many scenes are what is generally considered very amateur filmmaking and uses weak symbolism which is kind of offensive to the viewer. Over all, the general concept of the movie is interesting and attempts to tackle interesting social issues, but the quality of the production, editing and acting was so horrible that makes this movie a failure in my opinion which I dont consider to be worth anyone's time.

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