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Tehran Taboo (2017)

Teheran Tabu (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Drama | 16 November 2017 (Germany)
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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:

Ali Soozandeh, Grit Kienzlen (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jasmina Ali Jasmina Ali ... Amirs Girlfriend, School Official
Hasan Ali Mete Hasan Ali Mete ... Judge
Zahra Amir Ebrahimi ... Sara (as Zar Amir Ebrahimi)
Milinko Ametovic Beganovic Milinko Ametovic Beganovic ... Boy on the motorcycle (as Paul Basonga)
Alireza Bayram ... Mohsen
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
Thomas Nash ... Joseph
Negar Mona Alizadeh Negar Mona Alizadeh ... Donya
Klaus Ofczarek Klaus Ofczarek ... Father-in-Law
Farhad Payar Farhad Payar ... Taxidriver, Counterfeiter
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Animation | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

16 November 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Tehran Taboo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,962, 18 February 2018

Gross USA:

$74,758

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$349,886
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Another worthless cliché
31 March 2019 | by Sindad_VZSee all my reviews

Don't waste your time watching this. The movie offers nothing new. It's just another cliché about social matters in Iran. A cliché can be well-made and realistic, but this film is not. The beginning scene is so awful, just like rest of it. This is not Iran. Everything is so awfully exaggerated about Iran's society in this film. What is the director trying to say? That Iranians are living in a very bad condition because of the current government or something? That the society is very corrupt? Unfortunately, the new trend in the Iranian filmmaking industry is much more corrupt than the society this film tries to demonstrate. I think films like this spoil the art of filmmaking and cinema. It's just worthless.


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