Killer Spider

By Ebrahim Irajzad

Original title – ANKABOUT
International title – Killer Spider
Second Feature


The story of a man who wanted to destroy the roots of evil.


Saeed is a forty-year-old mason, severe and fanatical in his religious beliefs. One day his wife is accosted by a driver who assumes she is a prostitute. Seething with rage, Saeed seeks revenge. In so doing he gets into various bruising encounters, and each time comes out the worse. He then goes on to see women, and especially prostitutes, as the root of all evil and decides to rid society of sin by eliminating whores. The prostitutes he eliminates are, however, merely destitute women forced to sell their bodies in order to feed their children.


Mohsen Tanabandeh
Sareh Bayat
Shirin Yazdanbakhsh
Mahour Alvand


Director – Ebrahim Irajzad
Screenplay – Oktay Baraheni (based on a true story)
Director of Photography – Mahmoud Kalari
Editing – Sohrab Khosravi
Original Music – Hamed Sabet
Sound Designer – Alireza Alavian
Sound Recordist – Taher Pishvaei
Set Designer – Aydin Zarif
Costume Designer – Nazanin Khazaei
Make-Up Artist – Majid Eskandari
Visual Effects – Sina Ghavidel
Production Manager – Shahab Alibakhshi
Executive Producer – Mohammad-Sadegh Ranjkeshan

Producer – Javad Norouzbeigi
Production Company – Ghabe Aseman Institute


  • 25th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea. October 21-30, 2020. ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’.
  • 16th OSAKA Asian Film Festival, Japan. March 05-14, 2021. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 7th Zurich Iranian Film Festival, Switzerland. May 26-June 06, 2021. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 13th Bengaluru International Film Festival, India. March 03-10, 2022.
    ‘Competitive’ section.
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