Tehran Taboo

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Blending multiple narratives into a complex picture of contemporary life in Iran’s most populous city, TEHRAN TABOO follows a young woman in need of an operation to “restore” her virginity; a divorce judge (in the Islamic Revolutionary Court) who... read more
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Blending multiple narratives into a complex picture of contemporary life in Iran’s most populous city, TEHRAN TABOO follows a young woman in need of an operation to “restore” her virginity; a divorce judge (in the Islamic Revolutionary Court) who extorts favors from a prostitute; a pregnant woman desperate to work for a living so she may live independently; and young women (purportedly virgins) being sold to Dubai for large sums of money. The result is a complicated portrait of a social order in which women are at the bottom rung of a ladder built on religion, the law, and plain old misogyny.

Original Release

05/20/2017

US Release

05/15/2018

Cast

Jasmina Ali Amirs Girlfriend, School Official
Alireza Bayram Mohsen
Sasan Behroozian Mohsen (voice) / Mohsen
Adem Karaduman Mohsens Colleague
Morteza Latif Studio Owner
Payam Madjlessi Ahmad / Punter / Basiji 1
Arash Marandi Babak
Hasan Ali Mete Judge
Thomas Nash Joseph
Klaus Ofczarek Father-in-Law
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ali Soozandeh

Writers

Grit Kienzlen, Ali Soozandeh

Cast

Jasmina Ali Amirs Girlfriend, School Official
Alireza Bayram Mohsen
Sasan Behroozian Mohsen (voice) / Mohsen
Adem Karaduman Mohsens Colleague
Morteza Latif Studio Owner
Payam Madjlessi Ahmad / Punter / Basiji 1
Arash Marandi Babak
Hasan Ali Mete Judge
Thomas Nash Joseph
Klaus Ofczarek Father-in-Law
Babak Radmehr Mohsens Colleague
Mohammad Reza Khajevand Father-in-Law (voice) / Illegal Doctor
Kaan San Music Pupil
Sadegh Saremi Basiji 2
Morteza Tavakoli Amir
Bilal Yasar Elias
Hadis Yasar Boy in Hamam
Pouria Zahan Janitor (voice) / Soldier / Janitor
Rozita Assadollahy Donya's Mother (voice) / Mother of Counterfeiter / Donya's Mother
Zar Amir-Ebrahimi Sara

Producers

Editors

Frank Geiger, Andrea Mertens

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