1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Film Movement series.
Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside Tehrah's century-old prison, this film revolves around the imminent execution of Mansour, a man found guilty of murder. When the family of the victim repeatedly fails to show up on the appointed day, Mansour's execution is postponed again and again. Stuck inside the purgatory of his own mind, he waits as time passes on without him, caught between life and death, retribution and forgiveness.
Special features: Biographies (Hamid Rahmanian, Hossein Yari); "Dumb angel" (7 min.), short film directed by Deco Dawson, an experimental/music film about drummer Anders Erickson.
In Farsi with English subtitles.
System Details Note
DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio).
The law in movies DVD collection.
Visual and sound editor, Ebrahim Saeedi ; music by David Bergeaud ; Duduk performed by Fred Seldon ; art director and costumer, Ahmad Saket ; production manager, Hamid Molavi.