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Tehran Taboo ()


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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.

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Farhad Abadinejad ...
Punter (voice)
Jasmina Ali ...
Amirs Girlfriend, School Official
Rozita Assadollahy ...
Mother of Counterfeiter / Donya's Mother (voice)
Alireza Bayram ...
Mohsen
Sasan Behroozian ...
Mohsen (voice)
Zahra Amir Ebrahimi ...
Sara
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Schwiegermutter
Farshad ...
Safavi
Adem Karaduman ...
Mohsens Colleague
Morteza Latif ...
Studio Owner
Aida Loos ...
Gynecologist
Payam Madjlessi ...
Ahmad / Punter / Basiji 1
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Babak
Hasan Ali Mete ...
Judge
Negar Mona Alizadeh ...
Donya
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Joseph
Ali Nasrabadi ...
Ali
Lilli Novi ...
Pari (voice)
Klaus Ofczarek ...
Father-in-Law
Farhad Payar ...
Taxidriver, Counterfeiter
Gernot Polak ...
Finance / Sex Trader
Babak Radmehr ...
Mohsens Colleague (voice)
Elmira Rafizadeh ...
Pari
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Medical Assistant, Cultural Official
Mohammad Reza Khajevand ...
Illegal Doctor / Father-in-Law (voice)
Kaan San ...
Music Pupil
Sadegh Saremi ...
Basiji 2
Manfred Schmid ...
Man in Bazar
Helia Shirtavani ...
Medial Assistant (voice)
Nava Tanha ...
Mother of Pregnant Girl (voice)
Morteza Tavakoli ...
Amir
Bilal Yasar ...
Elias
Hadis Yasar ...
Boy in Hamam
Pouria Zahan ...
Soldier / Janitor (voice)

Directed by

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Ali Soozandeh

Written by

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Grit Kienzlen ... (Script Collaboration)
 
Ali Soozandeh ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ali Samadi Ahadi ... producer
Christian Cloos ... commissioning editor: ZDF
Mark Fencer ... producer
Frank Geiger ... producer
Doris Hepp ... commissioning editor: Arte
Armin Hofmann ... producer
Heinrich Mis ... commissioning editor: ORF
Antonin Svoboda ... co-producer
Bruno Wagner ... co-producer

Music by

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Ali N. Askin

Cinematography by

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Martin Gschlacht

Film Editing by

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Frank Geiger
Andrea Mertens

Editorial Department

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Markus Berera ... post-production coordinator
Maayan Priwa ... post-production assistant
Victor Rosario ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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Ali Soozandeh

Costume Design by

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Erika Navas

Makeup Department

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Uschi Braun ... assistant makeup artist
Willi Derschmidt ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Bruno Wagner ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Manuel Siebert ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Fiona Brady ... set dresser
Ali Reza Darvish ... head painter
Constance Steininger ... set dresser
Peter Suchy ... props

Sound Department

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Max Bauer ... foley artist
Normann Büttner ... foley recordist
Janis Grossmann ... sound editor/audio mix engineer
Lukas Spielvogel ... a.d.r recordist

Visual Effects by

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Ali Samadi Ahadi ... visual effects supervisor
Mohammad Reza Kashef ... environment artist/digital matte painter: visual effects
Tobias Kleineidam ... compositor
Erfan Moniri ... compositor
Christian 'Pingo' Schiffler ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dominik Danner ... gaffer
Philipp Glockner ... second assistant camera
Urs Hoefer ... electrician
Michael Krischan ... second assistant camera
Peter Pejanovic ... electrician
Martin Schmachtel ... first assistant camera

Animation Department

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Ali Samadi Ahadi ... VFX supervisor
Peter Anlauf ... animator
Ilja Burzev ... animator
Carlos Cursaro ... animator / lead shading/texturing artist
Alireza Darvish ... head of digital painting
Weda Farahani ... animator
Christian 'Pingo' Schiffler ... VFX supervisor
Matthias Wutschke ... animator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Matejana Ilic ... wardrobe assistant
Julia Kassmannhuber ... wardrobe
Gülsan Özer ... costume assistant

Other crew

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Marlene Gunst ... production coordinator
Jana Havlik ... production assistant
Armin Hofmann ... production accountant
Barbara Musger ... script supervisor
Johanna Nahon ... Acquisitions Manager for Celluloid Dreams
Natalie Otte ... production coordinator
Nadine Rothschild ... Head of Marketing for Celluloid Dreams
Eva Trenka ... production accountant

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  • CSC (sound post-production)

Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Teheran Tabu (Germany)
  • Teheran Tabu (Austria)
  • Téhéran tabou (France)
  • Teerã Tabu (Brazil)
  • Teheran tabu (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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