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Part of SFFILM Festival

Just 6.5

Directed by Saeed Roustaee

17 Apr
Fri, Apr 17 at 8:30 pm
Roxie Theater
18 Apr
Sat, Apr 18 at 3:00 pm
YBCA
20 Apr
Mon, Apr 20 at 8:30 pm
Victoria Theatre

Description

An action film with a moral message, Just 6.5 delves into the nooks and crannies of a Tehran drug bust, following cops and criminals alike. It begins with a thrilling foot chase through Tehran’s back alleys as narcotics detective Samad (Payman Maadi, A Separation) attempts to trace a dropped bag of dope back to drug lord Nasser. But discerning good and evil here is not so easy in Roustaee’s ruthless and probing film, where topical matters sit comfortably alongside a visual sensibility that rivals Mann or Scorsese.

“Tautly shot and edited by a top-flight technical crew and notably scored by Peyman Yazdanian, Just 6.5 is more than a thrilling watch. It is a sobering reflection on the inability of the law to stem the tide of drug addiction through round-ups, arrests, and executions.” –Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Director Saeed Roustayi

Saeed Roustaee graduated from Soore University in Tehran with a degree in film and television directing. After getting his start making shorts, he wrote and directed his first feature, Life+1Day (2016). Just 6.5 is his second feature. He also wrote the screenplay for Mohsen Gharaie’s drama Blockage (2017).

Film Details

Language Persian

Original Language Title Metri shisho nim

Year 2019

Runtime 134

Country Iran

Director Saeed Roustaee

Producer Seyed Jamal Sadatian

Writer Saeed Roustaee

Editor Bahram Dehghani

Cinematographer Hooman Behmanesh

Music Payman Yazdanian

Cast Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Hooman Kiaie

Print Source Iranian Independents
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