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A Very Ordinary Citizen

(Yek Shahrvand-e Kamelan Maamouli)

Year 2015
Runtime 100 mins
Language Persian
Subtitles English

80-year-old pensioner Mr. Safari (Souren Mnatsakanian) lives his life based on a fixed routine, right from morning until nighttime. He is on his own after the death of his wife and wants to visit his son who lives outside of Iran. Sara (Shadi Karamroudi), a young woman working at the local travel agency, helps him with his travel arrangements. However, Mr. Safari falls in love with Sara and his feelings for her bring about some changes in his behaviour.

Director Majid Barzegar (PARVIZ) and co-writer Jafar Panahi (TAXI) have crafted an intelligent multi-layered film packed with humour, mystery and plenty of extraordinary events that have to be seen to be believed.


Czech Republic Iran
Official Selection: Chicago International Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Kerala International Film Festival
Majid Barzegar
Majid Modarresi, Saeed Armand
Jafar Panahi, Majid Barzegar
Amin Jafari
Hamidreza Barzegar
Souren Mnatsakanian, Shadi Karamroudi, Nahid Hadadi
Yadolah Najafi