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Night of the Hunchback (Shab-e ghuzi)

  • 1965
  • Iran
  • 120 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Farokh Ghafari
  • Written by: Jalal Moghadam
  • Cast: Farhang Amiri, Farokh Ghafari, Paria Hakemi

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This brilliant adaptation of a story from the 1001 Nights marked, for one critic, 'the birth of the Iranian cinema'.

The hunchbacked leader of an acting troupe accidentally dies at supper, leaving his fellow actors to try to dispose of his corpse. Their efforts reveal the injustice and fear that paralysed Iranian society under the Shah.

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