Careless Crime


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Film Info
Original Title:Jenayat-e bi deghat
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Filmmaker Intro
Release Year:2020
Runtime:134 min
Festivals & Awards:Venice IFF 2020 - Best Original Screenplay
Chicago IFF 2020 - Silver Hugo Jury Prize
Dhaka IFF 2021 - Best Scriptwriter
Print Source:Deaf Crocodile Films
Director:Shahram Mokri
Producer:Negar Eskandarfar
Cinematographer:Alireza Barazandeh
Screenwriter:Nasim Ahmadpour
Shahram Mokri
Editor:Shahram Mokri
Composer:Ehsan Sedigh
Principal Cast:Babak Karimi
Razieh Mansouri
Abolfazl Kahani
Mohammad Sareban
Adel Yaraghi
Mahmoud Behraznia
Behzad Dorani
the Charmed Ring and Other Stories (2008)
Fish & Cat (2013)
Invasion (2017)


How to Watch

Includes Introduction by Writer/Director Shahram Mokri.

Four extremists in modern-day Iran plan to set fire to a movie theater screening a film called Careless Crime… which is about a movie screening of The Deer… which is what was playing in real life in another theater 40+ years ago when extremists burned it down to protest the Shah in Shahram Mokri’s mind-bending film-within-a-film-within-a-film.

When the Rex Cinema was burned down, killing almost 500 people, it was considered the moment that launched the Islamic Revolution that toppled the Shah. In Careless Crime time twists and bends, the present appears as the past and vise-versa, and nothing is as it seems. Juggling disparate narrative threads that suddenly connect to one another, Mokri weaves together a story that is at once devastating as it is thrilling and thought provoking.

“Time doesn't just shift in Shahram Mokri's Iranian drama about a fire at a cinema that killed 478, it also folds like origami and pirouettes, the past and present so close as they dance they can feel each other's breath.” --Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film

Director Biography

Shahram Mokri Shahram Mokri was born in 1978 in Kermanshah, Iran and educated at Tehran’s Soore University with a Bachelor of Film and Television in Directing. He is the director of the features Ashkan, the Charmed Ring and Other Stories (2008), Fish & Cat (2013) and Invasion (2017).