The Peddler
Filmfest 2006

THE PEDDLER was the film that first exposed Mohsen Makhmalbaf to Western viewers - and one could almost hear the jaws dropping, the eyes popping, and the minds blowing. It is a trilogy of stories set amongst the urban poor of modern Tehran, and centred on the cycle of birth, life and death. Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver A blistering, disturbing triptych of contemporary urban stories with a distinctly subversive, allegorical edge and a raw, misanthropic energy that produced moments of hysterical excess. Film Comment, 1996

tags: Feature film

Cast: Zohreh Samadi, Esmaeel Soltaniyan, Mohammad Talaie


Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf