Project Description

A Man of Integrity (Lerd)

2018       Iran       117 minutes       15+

Reza, having distanced himself from the urban quagmire, leads a simple life along with his wife and child somewhere in a remote village in Northern Iran. He spends his days working in his gold fish farm. Nearby, a private company with close links to the government and local authorities, has taken control of nearly every aspect of regional life. Its share holders have been pushing local farmers and small owners for the company’s benefit and monopoly. Under their pressure many villagers have become local rings of the larger network of corruption. Reza strives to resist coercion and preserve his farm. But he realises that he can no longer stand up to this powerful, hidden, and coercive web of corruption. Giving up, he decides to sell his property and move away. The Company however, decides to raise the stakes…

Festivals

  • Winner of Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival 2017
  • Golden Orange Award for Best Actor
  • Golden Orange Award for Best Director

Mohammad Rasoulof

Mohammad Rasoulof Director, Writer, Producer Born in Shiraz in 1972, he started his artistic activity at age nine by acting in the theatre in Shiraz. He then pursued writing and directing for the theatre. He has studied social sciences. Focusing on social issues and the mutual impact on the individual and society, by living under a dictatorial and impervious government, has been the subject of [...]

Director
Mohammad Rasoulof
Language
Persian with English Subtitles
Classification 
18+
Screenwriter
Mohammad Rasoulof
Producer
Kaveh Farnam, Rozita Hendijanian, Mohammad Rasoulof
Cinematographer 
Ashkan Ashkani
Editor
Mohammadreza Muini, Meysam Muini
Cast
Reza Akhlaghirad , Soudabeh Beizaee , Nasim Adabi , Misagh Zare , Zeinab Shabani , Zhila Shahi

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