Forty years ago, during the uprising to overthrow the Shah’s regime in Iran, protestors set fire to movie theatres as a way of showing opposition to Western culture. Many cinemas were burned down. In one tragic case, a theatre was set on fire with four hundred people inside, most of whom were burned alive. Now, in contemporary Iran, four individuals also decide to burn a cinema down. Their intended target is a theatre showing a film about an unearthed, unexploded missile. Will past and present meet?

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+++ German premiere +++

OT: Jenayat-e bi deghat
Director: Shahram Mokri
Screenplay: Nasim Ahmadpour, Shahram Mokri
Country: Iran
Production: Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture
Cast: Babak Karimi, Razieh Mansouri, Abolfazl Kahani, Mohammad Sareban, Adel Yaraghi
Length: 134 min.
Language: Farsi OV / English subtitles
German rights: Trigon
Festivals: Venice, Chicago, Viennale, Tokyo etc.
Awards: Venice, Chicago