Just 6,5

Iran, 2019, 134 min.

Director

Saeed Roustayi

Producer

Seyed Jamal Sadatian,
Hossein Hadianfar,
Mohammad Sadegh Ranjkeshan

Scenario

Saeed Roustayi

Rights Holder

Iranian Independents

DOP

Hooman Behmanesh

Cast

Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Hooman Kiaie, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani, Maziar Seyedi, Ali Bagheri

Production

Boshra Film

The city is brimming with drug addicts. Samad, a member of Anti-Narcotics Police, is looking for a drug kingpin, Nasser Khakzad. After several operations, Samad manages to track him down at his penthouse. Nasser goes through legal steps that lead to his death penalty and execution, but along the way, Samad comes to realize that Nasser was drawn to this path because of broken down social conditions. Samad has come to believe all the arrests and executions in all these years, did not have any effect on society’s drug problems. In the end the number of addicts has gone from one million to 6.5 million!



HONORS
2019 Fajr FF (Iran) – Crystal Simorgh award for Best Editing, Best Sound Recording and Audience Award for Best Film
2019 Hafez Ceremony (Iran) – 5 awards including prizes for the Best film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography
2019 Venice FF (Italy) – Orizzonti
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Saeed Roustayi

Born in 1989 in Tehran. He’s made 3 short films and one documentary for which he’s received more than 100 awards. His debut feature film, LIFE AND A DAY (2016), collected 9 main awards of Tehran’s Fajr Film Festival as well as the awards from Annual Iranian Film Awards and Annual Iranian Film Critics Award.

Selected filmography

2019 Just 6,5

2016 Life and a Day

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