Atomic Heart

Ali Ahmadzadeh

Iran 2015, 96 min.


Spoken language: Persian

Subtitles: English

Surreal, nightly trip through the streets of
Tehran. Two tipsy friends drive around town after a party. They pick up their
friend Kami, as he walks by the side of the motorway in the middle of the night
rocking a pair of oversized sunglasses. Together they continue their road trip,
until a mysterious encounter turns everything upside down.


with their very outspoken friend Kami, Arineh and Nobahar drive their car
through the deserted streets of nightly Tehran (favourite activity of young
people in Iran, where gasoline prices are controlled by the government). They
engage in animated conversations about lame pick-up lines, the history of
western toilets, pop music and all there is to know about the oppressive regime
in Iran.

exuberant atmosphere suddenly changes when they collide with another car and an
unknown man gets in, telling them he has paid for the damage. He wants
something in return, though, and asks the ladies to assist him with a peculiar
mission. Meanwhile, Kami has left the car and so the girls find themselves
facing a mysterious passenger who asks them all sorts of intrusive questions
but is rather discrete as to his identity.

with this Iranian George Clooney lookalike, Arineh en Nobahar embark on an
adventure that takes them to a strange world between dream and reality.


Official website:


Afrand Film

World sales:

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