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Mahmood (en développement)
(Mahmood)

by Sina Ataeian DENA

Mideast Iran Meth Craze

Arash, a 24 years old soldier, is serving in an anti-drug police unit at the Iranian -Afghani border. He leaves his military base to travel to Tehran with a stolen package of opium in his pocket and a strong feeling of desperation in his heart: his brother, MAHMOOD, was recently executed. In Tehran Arash catches up with his old friend REZA (38), an edgy artist with a secret Cannabis plantation. Arash is surprised to find out that Reza got married to a highly conservative woman to hide his illegal disposition. Arash, on the contrary, is not interested in hiding anymore, he is determined to take revenge on a high rank member of the militia who is responsible for his brother’s death. And he came to convince Reza to join him on his mission.  But Reza is not at all convinced that violence is a solution – „eye to eye leads to a blind world“.
While Arash is feverishly planning the revenge and getting close to the border of insanity, Reza is busy with the research for a new art project about computer games as a metaphor for life. But instead of being interested in Reza’s philosophical theories, Arash gets into playing games himself and the borders between reality and game world increasingly melt for him. Long forgotten feelings start to rise. Reza wants to protect Arash and therefore he joins him on his way down to Tehran’s underground of drug dealers, prostitutes and weapon dealers. They now prepare the assassination side by side. When everything is ready and set for the final deed and all that is left is to push a button…
Arash cannot do it.

  • Titre français
    Mahmood (en développement)
  • Original title
    Mahmood
  • Titre international
    Mahmood
  • Scénario
    Sina Ataeian Dena
  • Production
    Bon Voyage Films
  • Producteur délégué
    Amir Hamz
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio
    1:85

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