Nargess

Directed by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
Noori Pictures
1992
95 Minutes
Iran
Persian
Drama
Not Rated
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A sharp-edged look at people who live outside the constraints of Islamic law. In her fourth feature, director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad tells the tragic story of a love triangle. Afagh, an aging thief who has lost her beauty, is on the verge of losing her young lover, Adel. When Adel meets the beautiful Nargess, he decides to go straight, but honest work does not come easily, and he decides to go back to the old life for one last job. "Bani-Etemad pushes the Iranian censorship code to the limit, managing to make her outsider characters believable and moving" (Deborah Young, Variety).

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    "Honestly comments on Iran's poor, its criminal element and those society has marginalized."
    Dennis Schwartz

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