A delightful takedown of the disgraced populist leader of Iran.



Ghodrat Allah Samadi’s ultimate goal is becoming a parliament member, but he has a history of taking arbitrary actions. He decides to negotiate with fundamentalists, but no one takes him seriously. After a while, he becomes famous. Due to his fame, a reformist party tries to include his name in its parliamentary election list, but when he is disqualified by the Guardian Council, he begins to take some illegal actions and then escapes to Turkey. In Turkey, he joins monarchists, but then, remembering his past, he feels ashamed and returns to Iran.

Directed by: Kamal Tabrizi
Written by: Aidin Sayar Sarie
Produced by: Javad Nooruzbeigi
Director of Photography: Ali Tabrizi
Editor: Sohrab Khosravi
Costume Designer: Shideh Mahmoud Zadeh
Production Designer: Behzad Adineh
Sound: Bahman Ardalan
Music: Bamrani Band
Make-up: Azim Faraiin
Cast: Hamed Behdad, Vishka Asayesh, Azadeh Samadi, Mani Haghighi.

Comedy, Drama, Politics & World Affairs
Craig Mathieson, The Sunday Age

The illusion of permanence and the intimate reality of change are the underpinning themes for this Australian independent feature, which deserves wider exposure in Melbourne than a sole screening. Built around long, considered takes from a camera that is physically fixed and philosophically free, Be ...

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