The Beautiful City

Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the conviction could be carried out. Now, Akbar is transferred to prison to await the day of his execution. A’la, a friend of Akbar, who himself has undergone imprisonment for burglary, soon after his release tries desperately to gain the consent of Akbar’s plaintiff so as to stop the execution.

Runtime 101 mins
Language Farsi with English subtitles
Cast Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Ansari,
Faramarz Gharibian, Hossein Farzi-Zadeh, Ahu Kheradmand

Awards Winner of the Grand-Prix “Golden Arrow” for Best Film, International Film Festival in India (2004); Best Feature Film and Best Actor, Sao Paulo Film Festival (2004); Winner of the Egli Prize, Warsaw International Film Festival (2004); Best Film, Montreal Film Festival (2004)


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