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Please Don't Disturb - Lotfan Mozahem Nashavid (2010)|
Date of birth:
1957, Tehran, Iran
Comedy | Drama
The film is set in contemporary Tehran, and portrays the city life in three distinctive episodes of sentiment, sensitivity and wit. In the first story, we see a young woman who has been beaten by her husband. The woman is about to complain legally, but the husband is concerned about his job and the embarrassment.
The next story is about a clergyman whose wallet and documents have been stolen. The clergyman tries to get the documents back from the thief.
The last story is the story of an elderly couple whose TV has broken. The couple is alone in the building and is afraid of opening the door to the young repairman.
Please Don't Disturb is a movie that probes deep into the inner intricacies of the values and convictions of mankind; Please Don’t Disturb is the directorial debut of Mohsen Abdolvahab.
With documentary-like objective camera angles, the cinema subtly transpires into three different stories connected with an underlying thread.
Please Don’t Disturb beautifully elucidates how seemingly insignificant incidents in our life can call for the pulverization of the ethics and convictions of human life,and that at the same time how easily they can be compromised.
The first story is about the wife of an abstract TV host who has announced for divorce against domestic violence, and her husband pursuing her to withdraw her decision.
A Muslim scholar loses his most valuable documents and with great perseverance tries to retrieve them. An old couple is wary of repairing their dilapidated house but is all the more disturbed as to how they can let a stranger get into the precincts of their ‘warm’ home.
All these stories are wonderfully interweaved to give an enlightening view of one wholly new perspective to the audience. -- IFFK
Cast: Baran Kosari, Hamed Behdad, Khosro Ahmadi, Hadi Amel, Lili Farhadpour, Majid Forughi,
Afshin Hashemi, Hedayat Hashemi, Mohsen Kazemi, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh
The Iranian film "Please Don't Disturb" brought first international award for Iranian cinema at the beginning of the Iranian New Year at the Fribourg International Film Festival.
Directed by Mohsen Abdolvahab, the film won the special jury award at the festival, which was held from March 19 to 26 in Switzerland.
The jury members recognized the film for the award because of its "precision and gentleness of its gaze, for a camera with the correct distance and for the liquid story of ordinary people in Tehran today".
As the festival's website announced, the award is bestowed by the International Jury for "inventiveness in script and directing, for renewal of cinematographic language or for thematic and formal audacity".
The 2010 tri-segmented Iranian social drama, "Please Do Not Disturb" is set in contemporary Tehran and portrays city life in three distinctive episodes with sentiment, sensitivity and wit.
Selected filmography of Mohsen Abdolvahab
- Please Don't Disturb - Lotfan Mozahem Nashavid (2010)
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