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Lerd (2017)

A drama about the corruption and injustice in the iranian society. You are the suppressed, or you have to join the suppressor to survive!

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Zeinab Shabani
Missagh Zareh
Zhila Shahi
Majid Potki
Mehdi Mehraban
Sepehr Ebadi
Bagher Yekta
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A drama about the corruption and injustice in the iranian society. You are the suppressed, or you have to join the suppressor to survive!

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Corruption-criticizing film smuggled out of Iran
15 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I attended this film at a packed theater at the Films From the South Festival (FFSF) in Oslo in November 2017, and this s the first of the films Mohammad Rasoulof has made that i've seen. this film was awarded at the Cannes Festival, and participated in the main program in FFSF, and was smuggled out of Iran. The director was to present the film at the festival, as well as doing a Q&A afterwards, but couldn't show due to his passport was taken away from him just before he was to leave.

The film is about a family of three trying to get by by using his land to produce fish, but is challenged by a mysterious company which corrupts the entire society, even the police and justice system. A film about the little man not ready to bow for the suppression. he actually has to join to get by.

This is a well made film, and not a very happy one. The story telling is quiet and quite slow, but has it's dramatic parts. A good and important film, from a re-known film maker in a country which needs this kind of films. Still the film had a little trouble in engaging me.


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