An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends.

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Kourosh Ahari
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Shahab Hosseini ... Babak Naderi
Niousha Noor ... Neda Naderi
George Maguire ... Hotel Receptionist
Michael Graham ... Police Officer
Elester Latham ... Displaced Man
Armin Amiri ... Farhad
Steph Martinez ... Sofia (voice)
Kathreen Khavari ... Elahe
Gia Mora ... Sara
Leah Oganyan Leah Oganyan ... Shabnam Naderi
Lily V.K. Lily V.K. ... Sofia
Ali Kousheshi Ali Kousheshi ... Mohsen
Amir Ali Hosseini Amir Ali Hosseini ... Young Boy
Hana Rahimzadeh Hana Rahimzadeh ... Mani
Sam Tarazandehpour Sam Tarazandehpour ... Barbod
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An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends.

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The first American film which resales in Iran after Iranian revolution. See more »

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No clue as to what is going on...
27 February 2021 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, when I sat down to watch the 2020 movie titled "The Night" I had no idea what the movie was about.

And now that I just sat through and watched the entire movie, I still have no idea what it was about.

This 2020 horror movie is a very strange one. Now, for a horror movie "The Night" is a more sublime type of horror movie, one that creeps under your skin and lingers at the back of your mind. Yeah, "The Night" is not your archetypical horror movie crammed with jump scares, gore and special effects. This is a brooding psychological horror movie of sorts.

I will say that writers Kourosh Ahari and Milad Jarmooz managed to produce a storyline that fully and wholeheartedly threw me off. I had no clue throughout the entire movie what was actually going on. And I still have no clue. I believe this was about a man coming to face his own guilty conscious, I suppose.

As you sit through "The Night", you must keep in mind that the movie is slow paced and director Kourosh Ahari is actually good at building up suspense and letting bits of dread and thrills slip out occasionally to keep things interesting. Sure, I had no idea what was going on, but director Kourosh Ahari managed to keep me riveted to the chair, wanting to see what happens next.

The atmosphere in the movie was really good, as it was genuinely dark and foreboding. So I will say that director Kourosh Ahari managed to put that together nicely enough. Just a shame that the storyline was such a swing and a miss.

I will also say that the acting performances were good and believable. Sure, the movie had a very small group of actors and actresses, but they managed to do well enough with the script and storyline.

If you enjoy psychological horror, then "The Night" should be something for you, I suppose. However, just keep in mind that you are likely to be left out in the dark throughout the course of the entire movie.

My rating of "The Night", despite it having a great atmosphere, ultimately lands on a mediocre five out of ten stars, as I feel like I wasted 1 hour and 45 minutes on something that made zero sense.


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24 February 2021 (Iran) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,010, 31 January 2021

Gross USA:

$26,114

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,114
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2.39:1
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