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As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

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  • Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 19 wins & 19 nominations.
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Shideh
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Dorsa
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Iraj
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Dr. Reza
Aram Ghasemy ...
Mrs. Ebrahimi
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Mrs. Fakur
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Mr. Ebrahimi
Hamid Djavadan ...
Mr. Fakur
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Pargol
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Director
Nabil Koni ...
Mr. Bijari
Karam Rashayda ...
Mehdi
Zainab Zamamiri ...
Sogand
Khaled Zamamiri ...
Ali
Adel Darageh ...
Big Bellied Man
Ehab Rousan ...
Revolutionary Guard
Rami Mehyar ...
Revolutionary Guard
Suhaila Armani ...
Female Prison Guard
Ahmad Mehyar ...
Paramedic
Abu Rashed ...
Paramedic
Zeid Jad ...
Fire Fighter
Motasem Younis ...
Fire Fighter
Jalal Izzat ...
Glazier
Amir Ranjbar ...
Young Soldier (as Amir Hossein Ranjbar)
Houshang Ranjbar ...
Senior Police Officer
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Iraj (voice)
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Dorsa (voice)
Michelle Nikoomanesh ...
Shideh (voice)
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Mr. Fakur (voice)
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Mrs. Fakur (voice)
Melissa Schoenberg ...
Pargol (voice) (as Melissa Hope)
Lipica Shah ...
Mrs. Ebrahimi (voice)
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Mr. Ebrahimi / Glazier (voice)
Ben Wayland ...
Mehdi (voice)
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Reza / Director (voice)

Directed by

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Babak Anvari

Written by

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Babak Anvari ... ()

Produced by

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Patrick Fischer ... executive producer
Khaled Haddad ... executive producer
Nick Harbinson ... executive producer
Emily Leo ... producer
Donall McCusker ... co-producer
Duncan McWilliam ... executive producer
Oliver Roskill ... producer
Lucan Toh ... producer
Tim Werenko ... producer, english version

Music by

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Gavin Cullen
Will McGillivray

Cinematography by

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Kit Fraser

Film Editing by

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Chris Barwell ... (as Christopher Barwell)

Editorial Department

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Nicole Anthony-Torres ... post-production assistant
Víctor Escribano ... on-line editor
Nick J. Evan-Cook ... post-production assistant
Filipe Fernandes ... colorist
Daria Ivanova ... post-production assistant
Rikesh Patel ... post-production assistant
Ben Wilson ... first assistant editor

Production Design by

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Nasser Zoubi

Set Decoration by

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Karim Kheir

Costume Design by

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Phaedra Dahdaleh

Makeup Department

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Farah Jadaane ... makeup designer

Production Management

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Nour Alkawaja ... production manager
Jennifer Eriksson ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dan Clarke ... second assistant director
Yanal Kassay ... first assistant director
Yannick von Lautz ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Sasha Doghjouqa ... property master
Rhiannon Fraser ... graphic artist
Almu Redondo ... concept artist / concepts artist
Evan Yarbrough ... illustrator

Sound Department

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Paula Boram ... foley artist
Sean Canada ... sound mixer
Gavin Cullen ... sound designer
Simon Epstein ... foley recordist
Tarek Abu Ghoush ... boom operator
Alex Joseph ... supervising sound designer
Matthew Kallen ... adr mixer
Richard Kondal ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Stelios Koupetoris ... dialogue editor
Mariusz Langner ... audio description recordist
Alex Outhwaite ... adr editor / sound effects editor
Gwilym Perry ... foley editor
Fadi Shehadeh ... sound recordist
Nefeli Stamatogiannopoulou ... dialogue editor (as Nefeli Stam)
Tom Wayland ... voice director
Will Brook-Jones ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Asier Aparicio ... digital compositor - Outpost VFX
Joshua Barlow ... visual effects artist
Stefan Czuia ... digital compositor: Outpost VFX
Pierre D'oncieu ... digital compositor: Outpost VFX
Danny Duke ... visual effects producer
Estevez Santos Elena ... digital compositor: Outpost VFX
Marcin Kolendo ... digital compositor: Outpost VFX
Edd Maggs ... visual effects artist
Duncan McWilliam ... visual effects supervisor
Steve Molloy ... digital artist
Giorgio Pitino ... compositor
Marta Rodriguez Rodriguez ... production coordinator (as Marta Rodriguez)
Tom Rowell ... fx/lighting: Outpost VFX
Michal Rutkowski ... fx artist
David Sadler-Coppard ... digital compositor: Outpost VFX

Camera and Electrical Department

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Samuel Adly ... camera utility
Shereen Baddour ... data wrangler
Hosni Al Baqa ... gaffer
Tanya Marar ... second assistant camera
Ralph Messer ... first assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Farah Karouta ... costume assistant

Other crew

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Mohammad Atallah ... production accountant
Jenny Bloom ... Festival Publicist
Erik Bright ... publicist
Brad Hanson ... insurance
Ayah Jardaneh ... production coordinator
Tom Mucklow ... assistant to the producers
Ed Rowell ... production assistant
James Roxburgh ... story consultant
Richard Stafford ... publicity team
Alex Stephens ... story consultant

Thanks

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Lauren Mekhael ... special thanks
Navid Negahban ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the 80's, during the war between the Islamic post-revolutionary Iran and Iraq, the former leftist medical student Shideh tries to return to the university but is barred by the dean. The upset Shideh returns home and when her husband Dr. Iraj is assigned to work in a war zone, she refuses to move to his parent's house with their daughter Dorsa. Shideh prefers to stay in her apartment with Dorsa, who loves her doll Kimia and has constant fever. Dorsa is afraid of demoniac Djinns and when Shideh asks who told her about the legend, she tells that her friend that lives downstairs. Shideh visits her neighbor and asks his mother to tell her son to not tell horror stories to Dorsa and she learns that the boy is mute. Then Kimia and Shideh's Jane Fonda workout tape disappear. When a missile strikes their building, the neighbors decide to leave Tehran, but Shideh stays in the apartment with Dorsa, who is increasingly disturbed. Soon Shideh reads about Djinns and finds that there is an evil entity in the apartment. Further she must find Kimia; otherwise Dorsa will be in danger since the Djinn will be attached to her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Zir-e Saye (Iran, Persian title)
  • Bajo la sombra (Spain)
  • U senkama (Serbia)
  • L'Ombra della Paura (Italy)
  • Bajo la sombra (Argentina)
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  • 84 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $101,424, 07 Oct 2016

Did You Know?

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Trivia Official submission of the United Kingdom for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »
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