The Runner (1985 film)

The Runner (Persian: Davandeh دونده ) is a 1984 film by Amir Naderi, one of the major directors of Iranian cinema before and after the Iranian Revolution.

The Runner
Directed byAmir Naderi
Written byBehrouz Gharibpour
Amir Naderi
Produced byAli Reza Zarrin
StarringAbbas Nazeri
Majid Niroumand
Musa Torkizadeh
CinematographyFirooz Malekzadeh
Edited byBahram Beizai
Release date
  • 1984 (1984)

The Runner was perhaps the first of the post-revolution Iranian films to attract worldwide attention. It set the tone for many of the films which followed: realism, child's eye perspective of the world, innocence, gentleness, set in poor neighbourhoods, exposing great disparities in wealth, resting much of the film on the shoulders of one young actor, using children's lives as analogies for, or explicit expositions of, the problems of the adult world.

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