By Ahmad Bahrami

Original title – Mard-e Khamoush
International title – The Wasteman



A strange, silent village bereft of all apparent life.
A middle-aged wagon-driver, of determined demeanour, trundles a lifeless corpse towards the cemetery.
Does not each step of the way shed light on the span of a dictator’s life?



Ali Bagheri


Written & Directed by – Ahmad Bahrami
Director of Photography – Masoud Amini Tirani
Editing – Mostafa Vaziri
Original Music – Foad Ghahremani
Sound Designer – Hassan Mahdavi
Sound Recordist – Vahid Razavian
Set & Costume Designer – Nahid Sedigh
Make-Up Artist – Pedram Zargar
Special Effects – Amin Enteshari
Colour Grading – Saman Majd Vafaei
Still Photographer – Younes Amini Tirani

Production Manager – Hossein Beshgard
Executive Producer – Mahmoud Bahrami

Producer – Mohammad Hosseinkhani

Festival Debut
26th Shanghai International Film Festival, China. June 14-23, 2024. 
Official selection / GOLDEN GOBLET AWARD FEATURE – Main Cometition

The Wasterman poster by Dreamlab Film 2024