2014, Colour, Iran, Focus on World Cinema


Production Team

Director : Abbas Rafei

Screenwriter : Ali Ashaghari, Abbas Rafei

Cinematographer : Ali Reza Barazande

Editor : Parham Vafai

Cast : Sareh Bayat, Amin Zendegani, Zhila Alereshad, Houman Kiaei, Shahin Taslimi, Marjan Sepehri, Abbas Shoja

Music : Peyman Yazdanian

Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Abbas Rafei, Filmnegaran, No.23, 2nd 20 meters St., 27th St., Kordestan Highway, Téhéran (Iran), [email protected]



An ex-prostitute begins a new life by marrying her loved one but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seemed. Now she is the prisoner of her loved one and to earn her freedom she must battle a masculine, theocratic society. “In Iran today making a film about prostitutes is a real challenge because the society and government deny their very existence. And it’s especially difficult that the heroine is an ex-prostitute. I tried to show a woman behind bars and fences all over today's Tehran, trying to overcome all the intolerance and religious dogmatism in her society.” -- Abbas Rafei



Born in Shiraz, Iran in 1962, Abbas Rafei graduated in cinematography from university and founded an independent production company in 1995, making his first film, MINA’S SECRET, the following year. Among his other films: THE SUN SHINES ON ALL EQUALLY (2005), ELIXIR AND DUST (2008), THE STRANGERS (2009), GRANAZ (2009), THE MEETING (2011), THE FREEWAY 2013).



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