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Dead Heat under the Shrubs



Iran, 2003, 35mm - Color - 71min

DIRECTED BY:
Esmael Barari

CAST:
Leila Boushehri , Abolfazl Ghorbani , Asieh Kalani

SCREENPLAY:
Davood Hosein

PRODUCER:
Esmael Barari

WORLD SALES:
Digitfilms , Helen Dobrensky , helen@

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Kavir-e Marg (Dead Heat under the Shrubs)Synopsis: This is not supposed to be a story-telling movie. One day, a teenage boy happens to witness a woman dumping a dead body down a well near his village on the outskirts of the desert. Noticing his presence, the murderess decides to kill him, starting a deadly MarathonThe Director's View: “Jesus Christ saw a dead body on a path.” ”Surprised, he bit his fingertip and pondered:” "Who did you murder? To be murdered in such a mournful way?” ”Someone again will murder the one who killed you.” (A Quote from NASER KHOSRO, Classical Iranian Poet).
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Esmael BarariBiography: Born in 1965 in the Caspian Sea port of Bandar Anzali, Esmael Barari graduated as film director. In 1988, his short film Reaction won the top prize at the students film festival of Tehran and the silver Plaque of the 1989 Nations festival of Austria. His other works: Nader’s Gift (1989) , Loneliness and the Clod(1990; The golden butterfly of the Children and Young Adults film festival’s jury ; screened at FIPA-Cannes1991) and documentary film Pilgrimage(2003) ; Feature films: City in the Hands of Children(1991), The Green Hell(1996), The Devil’s Dance(2000), Dead Heat under the Shrubs(2003) and feature film and television series The Nest(1992 ; Banned).

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