DASTAN NATAMAM

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DASTAN NATAMAM

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Hassan Yektapanah
Iran/Irland, 2004
Fiction, 83min, OmeU

DASTAN NATAMAM

Hassan Yektapanah
Iran/Irland, 2004
Fiction, 83min, OmeU

Cast: 
Mazdak Taebi
Mehdi Baghayan
Mohamad Assadi
Peyman Jafari
Hassan Gol Mehdi Abadi
Screenplay: 
Hassan Yektapanah
Sound: 
Hassan Zahedi
Parviz Abnar
Camera: 
Reza Rakhshan
Editor: 
Hassan Yektapanah
Composer: 
Keyvan Honarmand
Costume: 
Ahmad Bakhshi

Production: 
Hassan Yektapanah No.7, 35th East St., Mostofy Ave. 14346 Teheran, Iran T 21 806 64 24 yektapanah@yahoo.com
World Sales: 
Hassan Yektapanah No.7, 35th East St., Mostofy Ave.14346 Teheran, Iran T 21 806 64 24 yektapanah@yahoo.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

In Iran, a young filmmaker and his cameraman friend want to make a documentary about illegal emigration. They offer a substantial sum of money to a people smuggler and suggest to him, and his clients, that they can wear masks, since the smugglers would never agree to be filmed openly, they would likewise forbid their clients to do so. The bus journey has only just begun when the emigrants protest, refusing to be filmed. This argument forces the smugglers to dump the two filmmakers who find themselves alone on a deserted road, frustrated but still determined to make their documentary. Despite various difficulties, they manage to rejoin the convoy. This time the two men are immediately accepted since, thanks to a clever ruse, they manage to convince the police officers who had arrested them that the apparently illegal emigrants are in fact actors in a film being made. What then ensues is the story of an escape from Iran during which the emigrants gradually start removing their masks.