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World Premiere

Director: Esmael Barari

Iran, 2003, 71 min

Shooting Format:35mm

Festival Year:2004

Category:Narrative Feature

Cast:Leila Booshehri, Abolfazl Ghorbani, Asieh Kalani, and with presence of local people

Crew:Producer(s): Esmael Barari - Screenwriter: Davood Hosein - Editor: Ebrahim Keyhani - Cinematographer: Reza Razi - Original Score: Keyvan Jahanshahi - Sound: Ahmad Salehi

Sales:Helen Dobrensky, Distributor - Digitfilms, 164 Rue St. Charles 75015 Paris FRANCE - T: (+33) 660 41 97 41

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On just an ordinary day, a teenage boy happens to witness a woman dumping a dead body down a well near his village on the outskirts of the desert. Noticing his presence, the murderess decides to kill him, starting a deadly Marathon...


About the director

Born in 1965 in the Caspian Sea port of Bandar Anzali, Esmael Barari graduated as film director. In 1988, his short film "Reaction" won the top prize at the Students film festival of Tehran and the Silver Plaque at the 1989 Nations festival of Austria.

Filmmaker's note

"Jesus Christ saw a dead body on a path"
"He was surprised and bit his fingertip!"
"He asked : Who did you murder"
"To have been also murdered in such a mournful-way?"
"Then again somebody will kill the one who killed you."
NASER KHOSRO (Iranian Classical Poet)

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