NAMO

THE ALIEN

By Nader SAEIVAR

ARTHOOD ENTERTAINMENT GMBH - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2020

A wave of paranoia is unleashed among the neighbors of an ordinary Iranian town by the daily presence of two strangers in a parked car, possibly from the national security. The tense climate causes everyone to question whether they are a person of interest and triggers a witch hunt in the community.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2020
Forum
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2020
in Competition / Award best actor
Taormina International Film Festival 2020
in Competition / Award best actor
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama, Social issues
    • Countries
    • IRAN
    • Languages
    • FARSI, KURDISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nader SAEIVAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Jafar PANAHI, Nader SAEIVAR
    • Producer(s)
    • Mastaneh MOHAJER
    • Synopsis
    • Two mysterious strangers in a car begin to park daily at the same spot for hours in an otherwise ordinary Iranian neighborhood and are presumed by the neighbors to be the national security, triggering a wave of paranoia as each feels they have reasons to be watched. The neighbors collectively suspect, however, that the main target for the surveillance is Bakhtiar, a Kurdish teacher, a newcomer and a foreigner, and attempt to pressure him into giving himself up or leave the neighborhood.