Described in the blurb as a `powerful thriller' and a `searing indictment of political corruption', I was really looking forward to seeing this. It starts with a montage of a load of Iranian motorbikers riding over the US flag, so going for the anti American vote straight away. Then writer/Director/Lead star Raffi Pitts shows up for his night shift as a security guard at some car plant that I think might be for Peugeot. He asks to be transferred to day shift so he can see more of his wife and daughter, though why he would want to is beyond me as they come across as dull and lack lustre when we do meet them. He is told he can not swap because he has been to jail. At this point the thriller aspect of the production was obviously still waiting to be launched.
Then we have an incident where his wife and daughter are involved and he decides to take revenge on the cops. Now to say any more would be a plot spoiler, but I also may have given too much away any way.
So where does it fall down? Well it is very well shot, the acting is above ok, but there is sod all dialogue to trip up any would be thespian in the first place. I did not get any of the `thriller' aspect except in the rather plodding car chase scene and unless I blinked and missed it the political indictment was missed on me, unless we are referring to the propaganda on his car radio.And yes I do get that this is supposed to be a parable on modern Iran but it does rather hide its light under a rather large bushel.
This German production, set in Iran with sub titles might be a splendid indie effort, but it does not live up to its billing and hence my rating. If you are a fan of world cinema then you may want to give it a go but only for a rental and if you are really bored.