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Drama , Crime , Made in Europe


1h 38min


Ahmad Reza Moayed Mohseni
Himself, a Family Friend
Hossain Farazmand
Himself, a Reporter
Hooshang Shamaei
Himself, a Taxi Driver
Mohammad Ali Barrati
Himself, a Soldier
Davood Goodarzi
Himself, a Sergeant
Haj Ali Reza Ahmadi
Himself, a Judge
Hassan Komaili
Himself, a Court Recorder
Davood Mohabbat
Himself, a Court Recorder


This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves.

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