Arash is an Iranian academic who lives in the West. He returns to Iran to teach in Chiraz, a city far from Tehran where his mother lives.
Drawn into a series of domestic and financial dramas, he is reminded of the hardships of his childhood at the start of the Iran-Iraq War in 1981.
Following the death of his father and the discovery of what his « respectable family » has become, he is obliged to make choices.
Cast: Babak Hamidian, Mehrdad Sedighian, Ahou Kheradmand, Mehran Ahmadi, Parivash Nazarieh, Behnaz Jafari, Mehrdad Ziai, Yazdan Jamshidi, Matin Khatibi, Niki Nasirian, Davood Fathalibeigi, Sima Mobarakshahi, Parvin Meikadeh, Adnan Shahtalai, Hossein Moslemi, Majid Zarezadeh, Hassan Jodaky, Ebrahim Zarei, Mohammad Zolfaghari, Fatemeh Asghari, Behnam Davoodi, Davood Ghochagh, Simon Simonian
The 90- minute movie, which features Iran at the beginning of the 1980s Iraq-Iran war and 30 years later, was honored at the Director's Fortnight in the Cannes 2012 World Premiere section.
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Title: A Respectable Family - Yek khanévadéh-e Mohtaram - Une famille respectable (2012)
Directed by: Massoud Bakhshi
Date of birth: 1972, Teheran, Iran
Massoud Bakhshi (special thanks to Azad Jafarian)
Music by: Kayhan Kalhor
Country: Iran | France
Color: Color | Black and White
Runtime: 90 min.
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