Pothole

Original title: Chaleh
Type: Fiction

Cast:
*Mostafa Tari  *Sina Razani  *Ali Karim
*Alireza Ashoori  *Ali Bokaeian  *Negar Hassanzadeh

Crew:
Written & Directed by: Ali Karim
Director of Photography: Morteza Hodaei
Editing: Behzad Mosleh
Sound Recorder: Vahid Moghaddassi
Sound Mixer: Alireza Alavian
Set & Costume designer: Danial Jabari
Production Manager: Mehrzad Chalangar
Producer: Majid Motalebi
Production Company: Longtakefilms

Shooting format: 2K
Screening format: DCP
Sound: Mono
Ratio: 16:9
Original version: Persian
Subtitled in: English
Running Time: 102 min
Year: 2009

Fiction – colour – 102 min – 2009 – Iran.

Synopsis:
An old widower lives in a tumbledown house with his second young wife. The village where he lives was hard hit by the earthquake. In order to earn a living, the man, who is a mechanic, finds out an ingenious system. Not far from his house he digs a deep pothole in the road, and then waits for the cars to fall inside. The road is not well-travelled, but the few travellers fall in the trap, so they need the help of the old man. But one day, a politician decides to repair the pothole…

Festival debut:
* Critics’ Week, Venice Mostra, 2009