6.2/10
600
2 user 10 critic

Today (2014)

Emrouz (original title)
A taxi driver takes a young woman at a small Iranian hospital. As long as he gets there he realizes that he must take crucial decisions that may change his life.

Director:

Reza Mirkarimi (as Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi)

Writers:

Reza Mirkarimi (as Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi), Shadmehr Rastin
Reviews
6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Tomorrow is an important day for Amir. He had participated in an international architecture competition to win the competition with foreign companies. His wife ,Tahereh (Hengameh Ghaziani),... See full summary »

Director: Reza Mirkarimi
Stars: Hengameh Ghaziani, Mehran Kashani, Safa Aghajani
Daughter (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young girl leaves her hometown in south of Iran for a half day trip without permission of her strict father to attend a close friend's goodbye party. In her way back home hazy weather changes all she had planned.

Director: Reza Mirkarimi
Stars: Farhad Aslani, Merila Zare'i, Mahoor Alvand
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dr. Alam, a very profiled specialist in neurology and a successful surgeon, is drowned in his professional and social work, in a way that he has totally forgotten all about his son Saman. ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Mirkarimi
Stars: Afshin Hashemi, Elham Hamidi, Ashkan Khatibi
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An old couple decide to bring home their war veteran son from the hospital. Reza (their son) is angry to be home but something comes up to surprise them all.

Director: Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour
Stars: Parviz Parastui, Ahu Kheradmand, Behrouz Shoaybi
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war. Society does not understand them and the ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia
Stars: Parviz Parastui, Reza Kianian, Habib Rezaei
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Rahman falls in love with a Christan woman from Lebanon. She becomes a Muslim before her second meeting with Rahman.

Director: Maziar Miri
Stars: Parviz Parastui, Davood Fathali Beigi, Darine Hamze
Bodyguard (2016)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A government bodyguard protects a politician from a suicide bomber, and then begins to question his dedication to his job.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia
Stars: Parviz Parastui, Merila Zare'i, Babak Hamidian
Che (2014)
Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An overview of the two-day doctor Mostafa Chamran life (commander of the Iran-Iraq War, who was educated in America and was expert in guerrilla warfare) this film about Defense for peace in the Paveh (city in Iran).

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia
Stars: Fariborz Arabnia, Saeed Rad, Merila Zare'i
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

This is about a father and his daughter who has been injured from the mines from Iran-Iraq war.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia
Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Kambiz Dirbaz, Kazem HajirAzad
Track 143 (2014)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Olfat is raising her children in hardship. She has one daughter and one son called Yonos who works in Kerman copper mine. One day, she finds a note at home with this massage "My friends and... See full summary »

Director: Narges Abyar
Stars: Merila Zare'i, Gelare Abasi, Mehran Ahmadi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?

Director: Majid Majidi
Stars: Parviz Parastui, Roya Taymourian, Soghra Obeisi
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A romance blooms between a young Iranian man working in a factory in Tehran and the daughter of an Afghan worker.

Director: Jamshid Mahmoudi
Stars: Hasiba Ebrahimi, Nader Fallah, Masoud Mirtaheri
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Asiyeh ... The Pregnant Woman
Soheila Golestani Soheila Golestani ... Sedigheh
Roozbeh Hesari Roozbeh Hesari
Ashkan Jenabi Ashkan Jenabi
Hesam Mahmoudi Hesam Mahmoudi
Shabnam Moghadami Shabnam Moghadami ... Mrs. Majd
Parviz Parastui ... Youness
Ava Sharifi Ava Sharifi
Edit

Storyline

A taxi driver takes a young woman at a small Iranian hospital. As long as he gets there he realizes that he must take crucial decisions that may change his life.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official Website | See more »

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

23 July 2014 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugün See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

Company Credits

Production Co:

iFILM Production See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Official submission of Iran to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Social commentary about Iran and its laws and customs, packaged in an attractive story with believable protagonists
6 April 2015 | by JvH48See all my reviews

Saw this at the Rotterdam film festival 2015 (IFFR). Remarkable and strange plot (for us Western Europeans, that is) but it offers ample opportunities for an insightful story about rules and customs in a country like Iran we cannot easily understand from our comfy chair. Each time we see a movie from Iran we learn more about their way-of-life, and this movie adds to the collection. An advantage of film festivals like IFFR is that they offer several such windows on cultures far away ("far" in more than one sense of the word).

In spite of the overall logically flowing narrative, a lot of things we had to outguess from what we saw and heard. As such we certainly missed some of the implicit social commentary. Yet, we got sufficient information to grasp what it was all about, in particular which things are organized differently from what we Europeans are used to. The role of the head nurse was a nice find to enlighten us on some of the important issues, and we were educated without us noticing it. Her driving force (ditto the parking guard to a lesser extent) are to maintain an orderly household. Such people don't think lightly of bending the rules, but they can (a bit) if they really want to.

A counter force in the story is taxi driver Youness. He does not talk much, to say it mildly, but acts when he feels that his heart or mood dictates such. He is outspoken on rare moments, however, like in the beginning when he throws a lawyer out of his car after hearing him say some unethical things on the phone. His silence may well be a form of coping behavior from the past.

One thing nearly escaped me about a rule that seemed to exist. When a taxi driver drops a pregnant woman at a hospital, he can leave and won't be held responsible for her and the baby. But by coming back, Youness implicitly made a formal commitment, and the fingerprints he left on several paper forms are legally binding in Iran. We are not sure he knew that, but either way the mere fact that he returned and stayed around surely made a statement. I'm in doubt about the legal issues and I'm certainly not a lawyer, but merely construed the legal aspects from what I saw and heard.

Anyway, this movie shows Iran as a civilized country and far from retarded in the technical sense. Their customs and laws may look like legacy from ancient times in our eyes, but that is another story altogether. The hospital itself did not have the latest and greatest gadgets, as we saw illustrated in the form of sub-standard plumbing in action. But that was explained very well, because of the larger part of their budget being devoted to a new building. That left little money for infrastructure and medical devices, though their doctors were good (as we were told several times). The sorry state of the hospital was demonstrated by a door-sign stating that complex patients were better off in other hospitals and were advised to look elsewhere.

All in all, very well written script, highlighting many points the film wants to make. The main protagonists, Youness and Sedighe (and the head nurse), carry their roles perfectly as per the intentions I assume the film makers had. It is social commentary, packaged in an attractive format, allowing us to observe local laws and conventions from a safe distance. It is a nice addition to what we read about Iran in the newspapers, the latter focusing on world politics like uranium enrichment factories and economic sanctions, but telling us little about the people who live there.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed