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In their desperate search for freedom and happiness, four young people from Tehran, Iran are forced to break the taboos of a restrictive, islamic society.

Director:

Ali Soozandeh

Writers:

Grit Kienzlen (Script Collaboration), Ali Soozandeh
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Credited cast:
Farhad Abadinejad Farhad Abadinejad ... Punter (voice)
Jasmina Ali Jasmina Ali ... Amirs Girlfriend, School Official
Rozita Assadollahy Rozita Assadollahy ... Mother of Counterfeiter / Donya's Mother (voice)
Alireza Bayram Alireza Bayram ... Mohsen
Sasan Behroozian Sasan Behroozian ... Mohsen (voice)
Zahra Amir Ebrahimi Zahra Amir Ebrahimi ... Sara
Siir Eloglu ... Schwiegermutter
Adem Karaduman Adem Karaduman ... Mohsens Colleague
Morteza Latif Morteza Latif ... Studio Owner
Aida Loos Aida Loos ... Gynecologist
Payam Madjlessi Payam Madjlessi ... Ahmad / Punter / Basiji 1
Arash Marandi ... Babak
Hasan Ali Mete Hasan Ali Mete ... Judge
Negar Mona Alizadeh Negar Mona Alizadeh ... Donya
Thomas Nash ... Joseph
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In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation. Nevertheless, women invariably end up on the bottom rung of the social order. A young woman needs an operation to "restore" her virginity. A judge in the Islamic Revolutionary Court exhorts favors from a prostitute in exchange for a favorable ruling. The wife of an imprisoned drug addict is denied the divorce she needs in order to live independently. Making use of rotoscope animation, expat Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh creates a portrait of contemporary Tehran that would be impossible by any other means. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Drama

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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

16 November 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Teheran Tabu See more »

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$74,758, 17 May 2018
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Ali Soozandeh's directorial film debut. See more »

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An explanation for many of the world's problems?
2 April 2018 | by Francois-5See all my reviews

A powerful film that leaves the viewer completely appalled at the end. Rotoscoping is ideally suited to this film by allowing the viewer to focus on the action and dialogues without being distracted by the details of untransformed images. This lets the viewer realize how religions, especially that which prevails in Iran and elsewhere, have been invented to control people, especially women. In Tehran Taboo, religion is clearly exposed as a catalyst used by criminally insane authorities to facilitate their crimes. Made me glad to be an atheist.


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