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Adel is a young miscreant who carries out audacious schemes with his aging ex-lover and partner in crime Afagh. When Adel meets the beautiful Nargess, he vows to go straight, but honest work does not come easily, leading him to return to Afagh and his criminal ways.
The fourth feature from acclaimed filmmaker Rakhshan Banietemad, NARGESS is a sharp-edged look at Iranians living outside the constraints of Islamic law, which won the award for Best Director at the 1992 Fajr Film Festival.
“Banietemad pushes the Iranian censorship code to the limit, managing to make her outsider characters believable and moving.” –Variety
DIRECTED BY RAKHSHAN BANIETEMAD
IRAN | 1992 | PERSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES