Tehran Taboo

2018 • 96 minutes
22 reviews
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In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation. Nevertheless, women invariably end up on the bottom rung of the social order. A young woman needs an operation to “restore” her virginity. A judge in the Islamic Revolutionary Court exhorts favors from a prostitute in exchange for a favorable ruling. The wife of an imprisoned drug addict is denied the divorce she needs in order to live independently. Making use of rotoscope animation, expat Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh creates a portrait of contemporary Tehran that would be impossible by any other means.

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22 reviews
Mukamil Bakhshi
June 14, 2018
This animation is great, and I love it. It shows the real struggle of women in Iran. I really feel sad for women in Iran with the Islamic dictatorship gorvernment.
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Kevin Bonilla
June 5, 2018
Omg. This movie is amazing. Animation is great.. it opens everyone's eyes to the struggle woman have and the hypocrites people in power are.
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5454 uiuiuiui
May 9, 2021
This is a film full of lies and the result of the fantasies of sick minds !!! A big lie about Iran, Islam and Shiites!
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