The story of a gang of drug dealers in the south of Tehran who has sheltered many youngsters and orphans from the streets. Shahin and Shakoor who are brothers are leading the gang but when ...
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A drama about Bemani, a reticent and monosyllabic 13-year-old boy. His parents are separated and he's being bullied at school. His world is falling apart. A gang whose leader is a lovely-looking girl is his safe haven. Or so it seems.
The story of a gang of drug dealers in the south of Tehran who has sheltered many youngsters and orphans from the streets. Shahin and Shakoor who are brothers are leading the gang but when it is collapsed creates a crisis in their family and their lives. Two brothers are making crystal meth in a hidden laboratory in middle of nowhere in an urban jungle, however, they do care for the honor of their neighborhood. All of a sudden, mobile footage on their sister's phone begins spreading everywhere which causes some strange incidents.Written by
Ladan Zhave Vand ,who plays the role of Shahin's mother, is a former addict in real life. She has been homeless for 56 years. she spent several years in prison and at one point she was sentenced to death but the verdict changed. See more »
I may say unexpectedly, but people who follow Seyyedi's works may have expected it to be brilliant.
The film displays the daily lives and social dynamics of a class of society which our cinema rarely looks at. Even when it does, it's usually made up of untasteful and threadbare cliches, pasted together in cheap films targeting audience from lower classes with old-school ideas of family honor, brotherhood, loyalty and zeal; or at best films made to show apparent social concern mostly targeting audience outside this country.
Sheeple (or as its Persian title goes, Little Rusted Brains) is not one of those films. It gets deep in the heart of Tehran's slums, showing us people that are neither dark nor clean, but as grey as it gets. People bound by poverty, caged in a community that abides by its own rules. They may be the lowest of the lowest or the kings of the neighborhood, but they are all bound by the same rules nonetheless. Even the shepherd and his dogs are just part of the herd, moving as it moves. All they can do is try to survive, and change little things when they can, showing sympathy that is in their hearts from time to time, but the herd goes where it goes.
Outstanding performances are a big part of what makes this film brilliant, Navid Mohammadzadeh and Farhad Aslani are particularly extraordinary. The characters in the film are hard to love, harder to hate, and all actors did their best to make them believable and real.
Iran's cinema normally produces one or two outstanding films every year, usually bearing the name of Asghar Farhadi as the director. But it seems this year, Seyyedi has taken on the part.
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