As a child, Arjang’s mother leaves his dad for another man in the US, while Roya does the same to him. Twenty years later she returns to mess with his life again.
Reza Attaran and Mahnaz Afshar give unique performances under Saman Moghadam’s masterful direction. Beautiful costume and set designs spanning 50 years, in combination with a great soundtrack, sets this film apart from others in Iranian cinema.
Sperm Whale (Nahang-e Anbar)
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Arjang (Reza Attaran), who was born before the revolution in Iran, has been in love with his childhood sweetheart, Roya (Mahnaz Afshar), for the past 40 years. Roya, however, has brought him nothing but trouble. Now 50, and having experienced a revolution, a war, a divorce and both poverty and wealth, Arjang finds himself still in love with Roya.