The loss of 7,000 euros, intended as rent money for the young Siavash and his mother, is a catalyst for charting a day in the lives of intricately linked individuals living in Paris. As the money, contained in a brown envelope, unexpectedly passes briefly through the hands of an array of colourful characters, including an ex heavy weight boxer, an illegal immigrant, a hit man and the young Martha, compelling use for the money is quickly established. The film covers themes of loss, love, loyalty, lost time, revenge and retribution, all potentially solved, at least for the day, by the use of the money to pay debts, bribe, save and take lives, repent and buy time. A thought provoking film, portraying the raw complexities of life.
Institut Français du Royaume-Uni
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Filming took place in Paris, France, whereas the post-production was done in Iran. See more