DAY BREAK

Directed by Hamid Rahmanian
  • Iran / 
  • 2005 / 
  • Farsi with English subtitles / 
  • 85 min
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"Day Break is a brilliant psychological character study about a man who has to balance his thirst of life with a thirst for death"
– C. Dempsey, Cinephilia.com
"Day Break signals once again that Iranian filmmaking remains a force in world cinema, and that Hamid Rahmanian is a filmmaker to keep an eye out for."
– John Nesbit, ToxicUniverse.com

Synopsis

In Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break, based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside Tehran's century-old prison, revolves around the imminent execution of Mansour, a man found guilty of murder. When the family of the victim repeatedly fails to show up on the appointed day, Mansour's execution is postponed again and again. Stuck inside the purgatory of his own mind, he waits as time passes on without him, caught between life and death, retribution and forgiveness. Facing the gallows everyday—will he succeed in maintaining his sanity?

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Hossein Yari in Day Break
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Hossein Yari and Hoda Nasseh in Day Break
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Hossein Yari in Day Break
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Hoda Nasseh in Day Break
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Hossein Yari in Day Break
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