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A Dragon Arrives! (2016)

Ejdeha Vared Mishavad! (original title)
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Credited cast:
Amir Jadidi ... Babak Hafizi, detective
Ehsan Goodarzi Ehsan Goodarzi ... Keyvan Haddad, sound engineer
Amir Homayoun Ghanizadeh Amir Homayoun Ghanizadeh ... Behnam Shokoohi, geologist (as Homayoun Ghanizadeh)
Nader Fallah Nader Fallah ... Almas
Ali Bagheri Ali Bagheri ... Javad Charaki
Kiana Tajammol Kiana Tajammol ... Shahrzad Besharat, young
Kamran Safamanesh Kamran Safamanesh ... Saeed Jahangiri
Javad Ansari Javad Ansari ... Darshan
Shahin Karimi Shahin Karimi ... Shahrzad Besharat, old
Laila Arjumand Laila Arjumand ... Valleh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manouchehr Anvar Manouchehr Anvar ... Ravi Malakut
Touraj Daryaee Touraj Daryaee ... Himself
Lili Golestan Lili Golestan ... Herself
Mani Haghighi ... Himself
Saeed Hajjarian Saeed Hajjarian ... Himself


An orange Chevrolet Impala drives across a cemetery towards an abandoned shipwreck in the middle of a desert landscape. It is the 22nd of January, 1965. The day before, the Iranian prime minister was shot dead in front of the parliament building.

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Drama | Horror | Mystery


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Persian | German

Release Date:

27 April 2016 (Iran) See more »

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A Dragon Arrives! See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Not Great, But Good Enough.
2 July 2016 | by PegaahSee all my reviews

Maani Haghighi is trying to do something "different" here and he's not afraid of the critics. That's admirable to me, especially best movies ever made by Iranians are mostly good "drama", and do not have the innovation factor to them. Yes, I personally love a good drama, but I would LOVE to see something different from time to time and I loved that Haghighi tried to do such a thing. May it change something in our cinema.

Some people don't like narrative films (I've heard that a lot about many movies and series like Modern Family), which I thought was perfect for this movie.

It is a bit hard to follow at first, because you don't know what you should be expecting and you don't get what is happening. But when you get used to it, you get more comfortable with the movie itself and will start enjoying it.

It is important to know that the point was not finding the answer to their question, but to get what happened to the characters, how it happened and how they ended up where they ended up at last. If you keep thinking about "the question", you will find the movie disappointing.

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