2017. Iran. 104 min. Persian. Subtitled.
Director: Vahid Jalilvand. Featuring: Amir Aghaee, Zakieh Behbahani, Saeed Dakh, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Alireza Ostadi, Hediyah Tehrani.
While driving home one-night forensic pathologist, Dr. Kaveh Nariman is involved in a car accident that injures an 8-year-old boy named Amir. The family of the boy refuses to take the doctor’s offer to help, and they speed off into the night. Narimar thinks nothing of the encounter until he horrifically discovers days later that Amir is his among the new arrivals at the morgue. While the initial reports cite food poisoning as leading to the child’s death, Nariman is tortured by the thought that he may be responsible, sparking an obsessive chase for the truth about Amir’s death. This film was selected as Iran’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.
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