Film Details

Nomination Category:

Best Feature Film

Ceremony Year:



Islamic Republic of Iran


Javad Norouzbeigi


Khosro Masoumi

Noureddin has been missing in action for eight years. After all this time, he’s assumed dead and declared a martyr. His wife has moved on with her life: she’s remarried and has two children.

When Noureddin reemerges he is devastated to discover that his beloved wife’s life is a misery: for years she’s been subjected to physical violence and mental abuse by her new husband. Longing to resume his family life and save his wife from torment, Noureddin pursues justice. But the complexity of family dynamics means that achieving a happy ending is by no means certain, and as reason fails, violence erupts.