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Dog Sweat

  • Iran / 2011 / 90min / HD Cam / Colour
  • Original Title : Dog Sweat
  • Language : Persian
  • Genre : Drama
  • Director : Hossein Keshavarz
  • Screenwriter : Maryam Azadi, Hossein Keshavarz
  • Cinematographer : Ehsan Karimi
  • Editor : Mollie Goldstein
  • Music : Simon Taufique
  • Cast : Sara Esfahani, Tahereh Azadi, Shahrokhi Taslimi, Ahmad Akbarzadeh, Rahim Zamani, Bagher Forohar, Maryam Mousavi

Synopsis

Using the subversive urgency of cinema verite, “Dog Sweat” takes a look at the lives of six young people in present day Iran. Misunderstood by their family and oppressed by conservative Islamic society, they act out their personal desires behind closed doors. A feminist finds herself in an affair with a married man; new lovers search for a place to be physically intimate; a gay man is faced with an arranged marriage; a female pop singer risks exposure; and a grief-stricken son lashes out at fundamentalists.  

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