- Directed by: Dariush Mehrjui
- Written by: Dariush Mehrjui/Gholam-Hossein Saedi
- Cast: Ezzatolah Entezami, Mahin Shahabi, Ali Nassirian
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
This seminal work of the Iranian New Wave remains a classic for its potent combination of stark realism and poetic expressiveness. The only cow in a small, impoverished village is the prize possession of a lonely farmer who has a deep emotional attachment to the animal. While the farmer is away on a trip, the cow mysteriously dies. The villagers try to keep the truth from the farmer, whose bewildered sadness spirals into despair and madness.
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