Through rotoscoping animation, TEHRAN TABOO provides an unsparing glimpse into the margins of modern Tehran.

When prostitute Pari moves into an apartment with her mute son, she befriends Sara, a seemingly perfect middle-class wife, drawing out the desires and secrets hidden behind Sara’s demure, refined exterior. Meanwhile Babak, a well-meaning musician, finds himself caught between a woman and her fiancé as he tries to protect her from the devastating consequences of a drunken night together.

As their stories of sex, drugs and corruption converge, the unlikely allies must work together to navigate the treacherous restrictions of Iranian society.

Cast: Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Elmira Rafizadeh, Arash Marandi
Director: Ali Soozandeh
Writer: Ali Soozandeh
Country: Germany
Language: Farsi
Subtitles: English
Certificate: 15 (tbc)
Running Time: 96
DVD Release Date: 13-01-2019
Cinema Release Date: 05-10-2018
Dvd Catalogue Number: EC1102
Year: 2017
Producers: Ali Samadi Ahadi, Frank Geiger, Mark Fencer, Armin Hofmann
Editors: Frank Geiger, Andrea Mertens

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