by Rafi Pitts
Director: Rafi Pitts
Screenplay: Rafi Pitts
Cinematographer: Mohammad Davudi
Editing: Hassan Hassandoost
Art Direction: Malak Khazai
Sound: Hossein Bashash
Cast.: Rafi Pitts, Mitra Hajjar, Ali Nicksaulat, Hassan Ghalenoi, Manoochehr Rahimi, Ismaël Amini, Nasser Madahi, Ali Mazinani
Production : Twenty Twenty Vision, Film Produktion GMBH
Sophie Dulac Distribution
16 rue Christophe Colomb
35 mm, Color, 92 min,
OV Farsi with French subtitles
Berlin Interantional Film Festival 2010
We are in Teheran in 2009. Ali works as a night watchman in an assembly plant in Teheran. Recently released from jail, he lives with his wife Sara and their daughter Saba. With his working hours, Ali cannot see his family much and he suffers from the situation. Unfortunately his employers refuse to change his hours. One day, Ali comes back home and finds the apartment empty. He panics and calls the police. At the police station no one seems to be able to help him. After an unbearable wait, Ali is told Sara was killed by a bullet during a riot between the police and demonstrators. As for Saba, she is not found…Taciturn and silent Ali has nothing to lose anymore. He goes to hunting an unknown elusive enemy hidden in the heart of the city, as well as within himself.
With his film The Hunter shot in difficult conditions during a turbulent period in Iran, Rafi Pitts gives no clue and raises many questions without answering any.