Dir. Ali Soozandeh • 2018 • German-Austrian • Drama • 96 mins • Cert 15
In the Iranian capital of Tehran strict religious law coexists amongst the hidden taboo world of sex, drugs and corruption.
An unlikely group of Tehran residents find connection, comfort and support from one another, becoming intertwined in each other’s lives of prostitution, operations to ‘restore’ virginity, gender politics and familial dispute. They soon come to realise that they are not alone in the margins of Iranian society.
Told through exceptionally captivating rotoscope animation, Tehran Taboo is an insightful, tense and at times alarming, journey through the dark underbelly of contemporary Iran.
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