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Uniform Title Tehran taboo (Motion picture : 2018)
Title Tehran taboo / Little Dream Entertainment, Coop99 Filmproduktion, and Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) ; directed by Ali Soozandeh ; screenplay by Grit Kienzlen and Ali Soozandeh ; producers, Ali Samadi Ahadi, Mark Fencer, Frank Geiger, Armin Hofman, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Kino Lorber, Inc., 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult FOREIGN DVD  DVD FOREIGN PER-T    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  PER DVD TEHRAN    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 013600
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical stereo rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture
Summary In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation. Nevertheless, women invariably end up on the bottom rung of the social order. A young woman needs an operation to "restore" her virginity. A judge in the Islamic Revolutionary Court exhorts favors from a prostitute in exchange for a favorable ruling. The wife of an imprisoned drug addict is denied the divorce she needs in order to live independently. Making use of rotoscope animation, expat Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh creates a portrait of contemporary Tehran that would be impossible by other means.--Back cover.
Cast Elmira Rafizadeh, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Arash Marandi, Bilal Yasar, Negar Mona Alizadeh, Hasan Ali Mete.
Credits Cinematographer, Martin Gschlacht ; animators, Peter Anlauf, Ilja Burzev, Carlos Cursaro, Weda Farahani, Matthias Wutschke ; edited, Frank Geiger; Andrea Mertens ; music, Ali N. Askin ; costume designer, Erika Navas ; production manager, Bruno Wagner.
Terms Of Use
System Details DVD, region; wide screen (2.35:1); stereo.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
Language Dialogue in Farsi with English subtitles, Closed Captioned.
Subject Women's rights -- Drama.
Sex -- Drama.
Prostitution -- Iran -- Drama.
Tehran (Iran) -- Drama.
Iran -- Drama.
Prostitution. (OCoLC)fst01079562
Sex. (OCoLC)fst01114160
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
Genre/Form Animated films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Motion pictures.
Video recordings.
Video, Farsi.
Animated films. (OCoLC)fst01726127
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01726252
Video recordings. (OCoLC)fst01692913
Added Author Kienzlen, Grit, screenwriter.
Soozandeh, Ali, director, screenwriter.
Samadi Ahadi, Ali, producer.
Geiger, Frank, producer.
Hofman, Armin, producer.
Svoboda, Antonin, 1969- producer.
Wagner, Bruno, producer, production manager.
Gschlacht, Martin, cinematographer.
Askin, Ali N., 1962- composer.
Anlauf, Peter, animator.
Burzev, Ilja, animator.
Cursaro, Carlos, animator.
Farahani, Weda, animator.
Wutschke, Mathias, animator.
Geiger, Frank, editor.
Mertens, Andrea, editor.
Navas, Erika, costume designer.
Rafizadeh, Elmira, actor.
Ebrahimi, Zahra Amir, actor.
Marandi, Arash, actor.
Yasar, Bilal, actor.
Fencer, Mark, producer.
Alizadeh, Negar Mona, actor.
Mete, Hasan Ali, 1966- actor.
Little Dream Entertainment, presenter.
Coop99 Filmproduktion, presenter.
Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), presenter.
Kino Lorber, Inc., distributor.
Standard No. 738329231583
Music No. K23158 Kino Lorber, Inc.
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