A Man of Integrity Iran 2017 | 117 min | OV with german s.t. | Colour | FF 2017
Mohammad RasoulofMOHAMMAD RASOULOF (*1972) has shown several of his films at FILMFEST HAMBURG, the last was Manuscripts Don't Burn in 2013. In 2010, Rasoulof was sentenced to a year on probation for his critical stance. None of his films have been officially released in Iran.
rated for 0 + yearsReza has escaped the moral swamp of the city and leads a modest life with his family as a fish farmer in a village in Northern Iran. But the countryside is also by no means free of corruption and violence. A major manufacturer with good connections to the government starts forcing local farmers and small businesses into a network of dependence by any means necessary. Reza is determined to steer clear of this sleaze – then one day all his fish are dead. The film is an impressive portrait of how corrupt cartels of power and money dictate life in Iran. A Man of Integrity won the main prize in the section Un Certain Regard at Cannes.
Orig. Title: Lerd
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Farsi
Director: Mohammad Rasoulof
Screenplay: Mohammad Rasoulof
Cast: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Misagh Zare, Zeinab Shabani, Zhila Shahi
Producer: Mohammad Rasoulof
Sprachfassung: OV with german s.t.
Music: Peyman Yazdanian
Camera: Ashkan Ashkani
Set Designer: Mohammad Rasoulof
Cutter: Mohammadreza Muini, Meysam Muini
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