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A Man of Integrity (2017)

Lerd (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 6 December 2017 (France)
A drama about corruption and injustice in Iranian society. You are the oppressed, or you have to join the oppressor to survive!

Director:

Mohammad Rasoulof
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Cast

Credited cast:
Reza Akhlaghirad ... Reza
Soudabeh Beizaee ... Hadis
Nasim Adabi ... Ziba's mother
Zeinab Shabani Zeinab Shabani ... Tara
Missagh Zareh Missagh Zareh ... Hadis's brother
Zhila Shahi Zhila Shahi ... Taxi Driver
Majid Potki Majid Potki ... School Principal
Mehdi Mehraban Mehdi Mehraban
Sepehr Ebadi Sepehr Ebadi
Bagher Yekta Bagher Yekta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohammad Taghi Lon Amiz Mohammad Taghi Lon Amiz ... Chief officer
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Storyline

A former university professor now living as a goldfish farmer in a Northern Iranian village, Reza quietly tends to his own affairs alongside his wife Hadis, a principal at a local girls' school, and their young son. After his river-sourced water supply is cut off, Reza's goldfish begin dying. His attempt to reopen his sluice is met with a violent attack by thuggish local Abbas, a strongman for a shadowy organization known as simply "the company." Reza refuses to compensate Abbas for a fake injury, or bribe his way out of mounting legal problems, but he quickly discovers the steep price to be paid for holding on to principles in a system where money trumps morality. Written by Anonymous

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A film of immense courage and defiance.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian | English

Release Date:

6 December 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man of Integrity See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran See more »

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$915,073
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Probably best Iranian movie ever made.
9 October 2019 | by kia_irandoostSee all my reviews

Most of critics attend to political weight of the movie and political messages which it delivers. But apart from politics, the movie is a masterpiece in form and narration style. Each scene has been worked on and made with obsessive precision and all these finesse and details are what make it big big work. Actors & actresses are also top notch, although they're mostly rookie and some even first time acting in a movie. Atmosphere of the movie is also well designed and truly synchronizes and delivers with the narration. Only problem i saw in the movie was that in some points Director goes so far and makes unnecessary endeavors to delivers his thoughts to viewer, like he doesn't assume to viewer be intelligent enough to take the message by him/herself. But this small deficiency doesn't make me to hesitate to give the movie an absolute 10 rating. Well done Mr Director.


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