The Warden


1960s, in Shah-era Iran. The curtain rises in an isolated prison, scheduled for demolition, where soon-to-be-promoted major Jahed is quivering with pride. His pompous authority though is about to slip away when he finds out that a death-row prisoner has vanished into thin air. As a paradoxical manhunt sets off, Jahed is joined by an attractive female social worker, with whom they are working at cross-purposes: she is convinced that the impoverished escapee has been framed. A clock-ticking thriller set in the Kafkaesque labyrinth of an empty prison, where absolute power is demystified to the point of collapse.
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Direction: Nima Javidi
Script: Nima Javidi
Cinematography: Hooman Behmanesh
Editing: Emad Khodabakhsh
Sound: Iraj Shahzadi
Music: Ramin Kousha
Actors: Nav id Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Mani Haghighi, Setareh Pessyani, Habib Rezaie, Atila Pessyani
Production: Iranian Independents
Producer/Producers: Majid Motalebi
Costumes: Shima Mirhamidi
Executive producer: Mehdi Badrloo
Sets: Mohsen Nasrollahi
Make Up: Iman Omidvari
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Iran
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 90´
Distribution in Greece: Neo Films
Contact: Iranian Independents,
Awards/Distinctions: Best Directing – Fajr FF 2019