OBLIVION VERSES

By Alireza KHATAMI

HOUSE ON FIRE PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

First film - Development 2014

During the 2009 uprising in Iran, a Morgue-Man decides to resist the
violence of forgetting.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FARSI
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alireza KHATAMI
    • Writer(s)
    • Alireza KHATAMI
    • Producer(s)
    • Dominique WELINSKI (House on Fire), Frederic BELLAICHE (House on Fire), Vincent WANG (House on Fire)
    • Synopsis
    • 2009, Iran, During Green Movement. The Morgue-Man, in his early
      70s, has an exceptional ability to recall every single detail of his past
      three decades, except anyone’s name. About to retire, he’s in charge
      of a nearly forgotten remote morgue by the border of a huge cemetery.
      His best friend is a Gravedigger with a mystic personality who
      does not dig anyone’s grave unless he knows how that person died.
      The routine life of the Morgue-Man is disrupted when militias raid the
      morgue to hide corpses of civilians shot dead during the demonstrations.
      When the militias leave, the Morgue-Man finds the body of an
      Unknown Young Girl left behind. Reminded of his personal tragedy,
      the Morgue- Man wants to provide her a proper burial before the
      militias return. To overcome the bureaucratic obstacles, he seeks the
      help of his friend, the Gravedigger, and an Old Woman who has been
      searching for her daughter, missing since the tragic summer of 1988.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2014
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