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In a far-off corner of Iranian Kurdistan, 111 village women are hopeless about their situation: growing old in this isolated region, they still remain single. Their fathers and brothers having died or disappeared, suitable men have become hard, if not impossible, to come by. Their future looks bleak. They write a collective plea calling on the President to help them. Otherwise, they announce, in exactly four days they will all jump off a cliff to their deaths. Under the president's order, special investigator Donyadide sets out on a journey with Shirkou, the local little boy. 


Their subsequent journey from Tehran to Shirkou's small village in Kurdistan captures the story of one Kurd and one Farsi, one Sunni Muslim and one Shia Muslim, as they attempt their unusual mission. Through their strange yet endearing expedition, their differences of attitudes and ways of life become apparent. Both comical and satirical, the next four days of their trip become an awakening for the government official.Their mission: to save the 111 Kurdish girls. 

 


Crew

Directors: Nahid Ghobadi and Bijan Zamanpira

Director of the photography: Hamid Ghavmi

1st assistant Director: Jalal Saedpanah

2nd assistant Director: Beri Shalmashi

Sound: Hossein Ghourchian

Sound Design & Mix: Butan Oghlou

Music: Niki Mirza

Production Manager: Soran Ebrahimi

Editing by: Bahman Ghobadi, Nemtollah Narenji

Producers: Bahman Ghobadi, Abbas Ghazali


Cast

Cast:

Reza BEHBOUDI

Mehdi SALI

Amin SADEGHI

Festival Screenings

BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, NEW CURRENTS COMPETITION, 2012 

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Year: 2012 

Duration: 79 minutes 

World Sales: Mij Film

U.S. & Canada Sales: The Global Film Initiative

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