22nd (2017)

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Family · Crime/Violence · Rural · Politics/Conspiracy  

  • CountryIran
  • Production Year2017
  • Running Time82min
  • Format DCP
  • ColorColor
Program Note
Ghasem is a temporary worker who cracks down on illegal street stalls in Tehran. His hot temper always invites trouble, and recently, he was caught getting kickbacks from stall keepers, impeding his chance to resign the contract. His plan to get a truck with his wife’s share of an inheritance from her parents conflicts with her dream to move out of her parents’ house with the same money. One day, Ghasem argues with a stall owner. Deep in the night, the stall owner comes to Ghasem’s house and makes suspicious demands. He even comes to Ghasem’s office and threatens him with a lawsuit. Finally, Ghasem follows the stall owner to deal with him for good and finds an opportunity that will solve all his problems. <i>Blockage </i>follows a few confusing days in evil Ghasem’s life, who is good at making backdoor deals. It takes the audience’s breath away by chasing the struggles of the protagonist with the opportunity of a lifetime in his hands. Ghasem’s conflict against his wife reveals the currents flowing in Iranian society, its economic condition, and the reality that Iranians face today. (KIM Young-woo)
Born in Iran, Mohsen Gharaei was originally a student of mining engineering. He started working in cinema as an assistant director for filmmakers such as Reza Mirkarimi, Majid Majidi and Mohsen Abdolvahab. His films include Don’t Be Tired! (2013) with Afshin Hashemi. Blockage is his feature directorial debut.
  • Director Mohsen GHARAEI 모흐센 가라에이
  • Cast Hamed BEHDAD, Baran KOSRARI, Mohsen KIAIE, Nadar FALLAH, Giti GHASEMI
  • Screenplay Saeed ROOSTAIE
  • Cinematography Morteza HODAIE
  • Editor Sepideh ABDOLVAHAB
  • Music Reza MORTAZAVI
  • Production Company Bahman Kamyar

  • World Sales Iranian Independents
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