30.09. - 09.10.2021

There Is No Evil Iran, Germany, Czech Republic 2020 | 150 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Mohammad Rasoulof

MOHAMMAD RASOULOF (*1973) has already been a guest at FILMFEST HAMBURG several times, most recently in 2017 with "A Man of Integrity". Rasoulof has been imprisoned many times for his criticism of the regime. None of his films have ever been officially shown in Iran.

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Only in China are more people executed every year than in Iran. In four haunting episodes, Mohammad Rasoulof portrays people who are part of the killing machine. The flm won the Golden Bear in Berlin. They are exemplary husbands and fathers, young conscripts and soldiers – and executors of state-sanctioned murder in Iran. The press of a button suffices to take another person’s life. Their work is a heavy burden on the consciences and social relationships of Heshmat, Pouya, Javad and Bahram. But can they say No without themselves becoming victims of the machinery of oppression? There is No Evil asks whether there really is only the choice between resistance and survival.

Presented by:

Original title: Sheytan vojud nadarad
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Farsi
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Mohammad Rasoulof
Screenplay: Mohammad Rasoulof
Cast: Ehsan Mirhosseini, Shaghayegh Shourian, Kaveh Ahangar, Alireza Zareparast, Salar Khamseh, Darya Moghbeli, Mahtab Servati, Mohammad Valizadegan, Mohammad Seddighimehr, Jila Shahi, Baran Rasoulof
Producer: Mohammad Rasoulof, Kaveh Farnam, Farzad Pak
Director of Photography: Ashkan Ashkani
Music: Amir Molookpour
Production Design: Saeed Asadi
Editor: Mohammadreza Muini, Meysam Muini
Sound: Hasan Shabankareh
Costume design: Afsaneh Sarfejo
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Grandfilm Verleih
World Sales: Films Boutique
Production: Cosmopol Film; Europe Media Nest; Filminiran
Contact: Patrick Horn, Grandfilm Verleih:


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