30.09. - 09.10.2021

Neurasthenia Iran 2014 | 75 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Omid Tootoonchi

Omid Tootoonchi (1986) trained as an industrial engineer and studied film in Teheran. Since 2005, he has been making shorts and working as an editor. Neurasthenia* is his debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
An Iranian in his mid-20s struggles with everyday life. He is stricken with overpowering tiredness, everything is too difficult, the world an insurmountable obstacle course. The young man is suffering from a syndrome that used to be called neurasthenia and is today known as burn-out. He can't sleep, has neither strength nor courage and spends the night in his car. Life parked in a dead-end. Visually stunning and with an almost documentary feel, the film shows the man's life as a parable for the young generation in Iran.
Original title: Neurasthenia
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Caleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Omid Tootoonchi
Screenplay: Omid Tootoonchi
Cast: Poolad Mokhtari, Mahsa Mohammad Kazem, Zahra Behrouz Manesh, Mohsen Khoeiniha, Asa Reza Khani
Producer: Omid Tootoonchi
Director of Photography: Omid Tootoonchi
Music: Sina Vaziri
Production Design: Hamid Khan Mohamadi
Editor: Omid Tootoonchi
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Iran Novin Film
Production: Iran Novin Film
Contact: Marjan Alizadeh, Iran Novin Film:


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