The forensic pathologist Dr Nariman has a car accident with a motorcyclist and injures his 8-year-old son. He offers to take the child to a clinic nearby, but the father refuses his help and money. The next morning, in the hospital where he works, Dr Nariman finds out that the little boy has been brought for an autopsy after a suspicious death. Dr Nariman is facing a dilemma: is he responsible for the child's death due to the car accident or the child died of food poisoning according to other doctors' diagnosis?Written by
Official submission of Iran for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »
A Couple of Holes
Both concerns are secondary to the major theme of the story which is how a small incident can unexpectedly affect so many lives. Also, wonder if this script is a reflection of current Iranian society.
1. First, the investigative, judicial, medical institutions permitting a physician that was intimately connected with the death of a young Iranian boy to perform an autopsy. And, that it was allowed into court w/out independent verification or legal & police oversight & followup.
2. Disturbed by how males communicate to females as if they were training a dog. Only when they themselves are in trouble do they show some submissive compassion.
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