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UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Rafi Pitts, Mitra Hajjar, Ali Nicksaulat, Hassan Ghalenoi, Manoochehr Rahimi, Ismail Amini, Nasser Madahi, Ali Mazinani, Ossta Shah-Tir, Malak Khazai, Saba Yaghoobi
Director: Rafi Pitts
Countries: Iran / Germany
Language: Farsi (English subtitles)
UK: 92 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
UK Release Date: 29 October 2010 (limited Release)
Recently released from prison, Ali makes the most of his return, amidst much talk of the upcoming elections and promises of change. Despite working nights, he tries to spend the most time possible with his beautiful wife and young daughter. To escape the stress of urban living, Ali retreats to his favourite pastime of hunting in the secluded forest north of town.
Tragedy strikes and Ali’s wife Sara is accidentally killed in a police shoot-out with demonstrators. After a long and frustrating experience at the police station, Ali’s own search for his missing six year-old daughter ends in horror and pushes him over the edge. In broad daylight, overlooking the busy city’s surrounding highways, Ali randomly shoots and kills two policemen.
After a high-speed car chase outside of town, Ali flees into the northern forest where he is captured by two police officers. Ali is resigned to his fate and watches quietly as the arguing policemen lose their way in the woods. Situations complicate and the line between hunter and hunted becomes difficult to define…