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Today – Thu 18 Apr
Writer-director Milad Alami’s accomplished second feature weaves an emotional domestic drama around a wrestler torn between family and suppressed desires.
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In the aftermath of a devastating rumour, Iman and his family have been forced to flee Iran. As refugees, they end up in a run-down hotel in northern Sweden. Despite feeling powerless, Iman tries to maintain his role as the family patriarch. To increase their chances of asylum, he breaks a promise to his wife and joins the local wrestling club. As the rumours start to resurface, Iman’s fear and desperation begin to take a hold. 

With an engaging cast, this meticulously rendered drama reveals how complex social dynamics can affect an individual’s inner self, with the refugee crisis as a searing backdrop to a story about masculinity and family values.

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Duration
1hr 59mins
Director
Milad Alami
Featuring
Arvin Kananian • Payman Maadi • Ardalan Esmaili
Year
2023
Country of origin
Sweden • Norway
Language
Swedish • Farsi/Persian • with English Subtitles
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Guidance unavailable
Content guidance
Suicide/self-harm
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