Careless Crime

Original title: Jenayat-e bi deghat
International title: Careless Crime
Type: Fiction, Drama

CAST
* Babak Karimi………………..Mohsen
* Razieh Mansouri……………Elham
* Abolfazl Kahani…………….Takbali
* Mohammad Sareban………Faraj
* Adel Yaraghi…………………Majid
* Mahmoud Behraznia……..Yadollah
* Behzad Dorani………………Fallah

CREW
Director…………………………….Shahram Mokri
Screenplay…………………………Nasim Ahmadpour & Shahram Mokri
Director of Photography………Alireza Barazandeh
Editing………………………………Shahram Mokri
Music………………………………..Ehsan Sedigh
Sound Designer………………….Parviz Abnar
Sound Recordist…………………Parviz Abnar
Set & Costume Designer………Amir Esbati
Make-Up Artist…………………..Ehsan Ronaci & Shiva Pakniat

Line Producer……………………Negar Eskandarfar
Producer…………………………..Negar Eskandarfar
Production Company………….Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture

Shooting format: 4.5k Digital
Camera: Alexa L.F
Lenses: SIGNATURE PRIMES 35/50/85/100

Screening format: DCP 2D
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Ratio: 2.39:1 Anamorphic
Original version: Persian
Subtitled in: English
Running time: 134 min
Year: 2020

Log Line:
On a very ordinary day, four ordinary people decide to set fire to a cinema packed with people.

Synopsis:
Forty years ago, during the uprising to overthrow the Shah’s regime in Iran, protestors set fire to movie theatres as a way of showing opposition to Western culture. Many cinemas were burned down. In one tragic case, a theatre was set on fire with four hundred people inside, most of whom were burned alive.
Forty years have passed and, in contemporary Iran, four individuals also decide to burn a cinema down. Their intended target is a theatre showing a film about an unearthed, unexploded missile. Will past and present meet?

   

Director’s statement:
A thoughtless criminal act attempts to recreate significant historical events. But this movie does not try to re-enact history; rather it’s about Cinema itself.

Festivals:
*- 77th Venice International Film Festival, Italy. September 02-12, 2020. ‘Orizzonti Competition’
*- 56th Chicago International Film Festival, USA. October 14-25, 2020. ‘Official selection Competition’

Award:
*Winner of: *BISATO D’ORO* Award  – ‘Critica Indipendente’ at the 77th Venice IFF, for the *Best Original Screenplay* Nasim Ahmadpour & Shahram Mokri