THE WEDNESDAY

CHAHARSHANBEH

By Soroush MOHAMD'ZADEH

ARTHOUSE CINEMATHEQUE - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, World

First film - Completed 2016

Two years ago during Akram’s(19 years old girl)engagement ceremony,her father was killed in a quarrel with one of the groom family and after a while,the murderer is sentenced to death.Today,is the day when his execution sentence has been approved and Akram and her sister and two brothers shall go to the court.But Akram is pregnant while no official marriage formula has been pronounced,she just dares say to her bigger brother and sister,since her smaller brother is zealous.Now they have to make a decision in keeping the baby and the New Life or the revenge.The smaller brother just think to Revenge,since he doesn't know about the Baby and he is confuse why the others wants to Forgive the murder of their father.Till the destiny makes another way.

Festivals
& Awards

40th São Paulo International Film Festival From October 20th to the November 2nd in the New Directors Competition section. 2016
53rd International Antalya Film Festival, 16-23 Oct 2016 2016
7th LONDON Iranian Film Festival 28th Oct – 2th Nov 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama, Social issues
    • Countries
    • IRAN
    • Languages
    • FARSI
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Soroush MOHAMD'ZADEH
    • Writer(s)
    • Soroush MOHAMD'ZADEH
    • Producer(s)
    • Yousef VOJDANDOUST
    • Synopsis
    • Two years ago during Akram’s engagement ceremony, her father was killed during a fight with one of the close relatives of the groom and after a while, he is sentenced to death. Today, is the day when his execution sentence has been approved after a long time and Akram and her family members, i.e. her sister and two brothers shall go to the court to ask for such execution. However, there seemingly is a problem which made Akram and her sister hesitant. They told about it to Salim as well. But they prefer not to tell anything to Taher, their smaller brother. Salim tells him that it is better that they give consent and ask for blood money instead of execution. However, Taher becomes insane and tells he will never give his consent. After referring to their lawyer, he learns that in case he wants to enforce the order, according to the law he shall personally pay for the blood money shares of his sisters and brother. First of all his sisters say that they want no money. But Salim insists to get hi share which is around 40 million Toomans, which is a bitg sum for Taher, who works as a cycling messenger. Meanwhile, Taher learns that Akram, his younger sister, is pregnant, while no official marriage formula has been pronounced between her and her husband, Majid. This issue causes that Majid did it through the plans of his mother to be able to obtain the consent. Now Taher more emphasizes on execution, but he has only two days to provide the money. On the other hand, the murderer’s family do their best to obtain the consent. Taher considers the only way to provide funds as mortgaging his father’s house title deed and getting some cash on interest. Akram is upset because of this issue and tries her best to stop him. One day before execution, Taher brings money for Salim. Salim quarrels with him about mortgaging the house and throws him out of the house. Akram comes back home, while had an abortion and feels ill. After a while, Majid comes home and says last night the murderer had a heart attack because fear from being executed and died.
      Taher leaves the house while everybody is surprised.
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