Country: Iran
Year: 1990
Duration: 90'

Morteza is a lowly government official, grappling with the usual, financial problems. He unexpectedly comes into fifty thousand dollars and decides to keep his treasure a secret from everyone. Later he decides to sell the dollars at the foreign exchange black market and ends by becoming a foreign currency dealer.

"The film is the story of a man who gets involved in an unusual event. What attracted me to the story was its entanglement with small but serious problems that at the same time have a humorous tone. It is an illusion for people to get rid of the problems and difficulties Of everyday life. And, more often, illusions appear in their lives..." (Rakhshan BaniEtemad)


film director

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad


& Credits

Director: Rakhshan BaniEtemad.
Screenplay: Farid Mostafavi, Daryush Moaddabiyan.
Director of photography: Hassan Gholizadeh.
Art director: Negar Javdan.
Editor: Shirin Vahidi.
Music: MohammadReza Aligholi.
Sound: Hashem Musavi, Shapur Hakimi.
Cast: Ali Nassirian, Mahtal Nojumi, MohammadAli Keshavarz, Rasul Najafian, Ali Ramez, Mehdi Kashanian, Ahmad Raiabi, Ramin Pooriman, MohammadAli Zarandinia.
Production company: Hedayat Film.
Foreign sales agent: Farabi Cinema Foundation, 55 Sie-Tir Ave., 11358 Teheran, Iran, tel. +9821671010, fax +9821-678155.