Lantouri

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    Lantouri

    Directed by

    Iran

    2016

    115 min

    • Farsi

    Drama, Romance

    Karlovy Vary IFF

    Lantouri is the name of a gang that mugs people in broad daylight on the streets of Tehran and breaks into homes in the city’s rich northern district. The gang also kidnaps children from families who have become wealthy through corruption and embezzlement of state funds. The film begins with the confessions of individual gang members. Sociologists, human rights activists and political hardliners also have their say. Their testimonials provide a disturbing atmospheric picture of a society in which young people’s frustration is erupting into naked aggression.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Bahram Afshari
    Baran Kosari
    Maryam Palizban
    Mehdi Kooshki
    Navid Mohammadzadeh
    Screenplay
    Reza Dormishian
    Cinematography
    Ashkan Ashkani
    Editing
    Haydeh Safi-Yari
    Music
    Kayhan Kalhor
    Sales
    IRANIAN INDEPENDENTS
    Production
    REZA DORMISHIAN
    Reza Dormishian

    Reza Dormishian

    Iran

    Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1981, he began writing film reviews in 1997 and later became editor- in-chief for various film publications. After working as a screenwriter and assistant on films by several prestigious Iranian filmmakers such as Dariush Mehrjui and Alireza Davoudnezhad, he began making his own shorts and documentaries in 2002. His first feature film HATRED (2012) received several awards from Iranian critics and screened at festivals in Montreal and Warsaw. His film LANTOURI was selected at the Berlinale Panorama 2016.

    Selected Filmography