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Three women come together in a nation on the verge of a revolution in this drama from artist-turned-filmmaker Shirin Neshat. It's 1953, and political discord has gripped Iran as a military coup d'etat threatens to depose Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh. Munis (Shabnam Tolouei) is a thoughtful woman who has been following the news with great interest, though her brother Assad (Bijan Daneshmand) regards her interest in politics as foolish and unbecoming a woman. Munis' friend Faezeh (Pegah Ferydoni) shares some of her views, but is ultimately more interested in trying to impress Assad. Elsewhere in Tehran, Fakhri (Arita Shahrzad) is a woman who is well into middle age and married to a career military official who has lost interest in her both romantically and intellectually. And Zarin (Orsi Tóth) is a streetwalker who is looking for a life outside of selling her body to men who don't care about her. Eager to meet like-minded people, Fakhri tries to establish a literary salon for women, and Munis and Zarin join her in trying to find a satisfaction in the written word that has been denied them in life. Zanan-e Bedun-e Mardan (aka Women Without Men) was directed by Neshat in collaboration with Shoja Azari; it is the former's first feature film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 9, 2010

Cast

Pegah Ferydoni
as Faezeh
Shabnam Tolouei
as Munis
Arita Shahrzad
as Fakhri

Crew

Shirin Neshat
Director
Susanne Marian
Producer
Philippe Bober
Producer
Martin Gschlacht
Producer
Shirin Neshat
Screenwriter
Martin Gschlacht
Cinematographer
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Composer (Music Score)
Sam Neave
Editor
Patrick Lambertz
Editor
Jay Rabinowitz
Editor
Julia Wiedwald
Editor
Katharina Wöppermann
Production Designer
Denise Booth
Co-producer
Peter Rommel
Co-producer
Oleg Kokhan
Executive Producer
Barbara Gladstone
Executive Producer
Thomas Olah
Costume Designer
Uve Haussig
Sound/Sound Designer
Ansgar Frerich
Sound Mixer
Markus Schleinzer
Casting
Bruno Wagner
Line Producer
Heiko Schmidt
Hair Styles
Heiko Schmidt
Makeup
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