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Alireza Shalikaran is serving time in prison for theft. He is a troublesome figure, trying as he does to escape from the prison and committing acts of violence. A handful he may be, but he ... See full summary
Alireza Shalikaran is serving time in prison for theft. He is a troublesome figure, trying as he does to escape from the prison and committing acts of violence. A handful he may be, but he finds a caring figure in the prison warden. The warden puts forward the case that Alireza might settle down when he finds a wife. Yet how is Alireza to find a wife when he is enclosed within the prison walls? The task of finding a marriage partner falls to Alireza's mother, who is also in prison. She comes across a young woman, who, though incarcerated for drug-related offences, is respectable. Will the match work? An interesting look at the limits of prison life.

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    • Author: Cobyno
    It has been a long time that Iranian cinema has been producing films which are based on innocent child protagonists.This is an intelligent, politically correct move on behalf of directors in order to avoid troubles with censors.This has worked well with international audiences too as numerous Iranian films have won awards at major film festivals.But this has somewhat stifled creativity as there are also many unconventional stories which could be told without bothering to feature young and innocent children.Mohammad Rasoulof is one director whose films do not fall into "films about children made by adults" genre.Serious audience remember him for his second film "The Iron Island".Gagooman (The Twilight) is an extremely simple yet highly incredible début film directed by Mohammad Rasoulof.This film is an earnest attempt to document how prisoners can be reformed.Much of the film's cast is made up of talented non professionals and shots of prisons and its interiors have been nicely filmed in order to convey a sinister yet claustrophobic environment.This is a film to be discovered by those viewers who would like to encounter a different kind of Iranian film.
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    • Author: Risinal
    What can you say about this film? Well...first off, there's an ungodly amount of still shots that seem to carry on forever. Secondly, the acting...oh the acting...I don't speak Iranian, but I know a little about human emotion...and these actors possessed little emotion. In one scene, it looked like they were reading scripts, in fact, I am almost positive...hell, I bet my life on it. The storyline seemed promising, however, within minutes of the films opening, you could tell that the storyline would be overshadowed by every negative aspect listed above. As far as the movies strengths, the wedding scene seemed very realistic, in fact, I'd swear it was. Overall, I gave it a 2 out of 10. Don't watch it. For real. I am not lying. Don't watch this film.
  • Credited cast:
    Fatemeh Bijan Fatemeh Bijan
    Zalkla Bijan Zalkla Bijan
    Ali Reza Mahdaviyan Ali Reza Mahdaviyan
    Ali Reza Shalikaran Ali Reza Shalikaran
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