The Journey (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Iran  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This provocative Iranian drama explores the notions of personal responsibility and the psychological effects of war. The story begins in the very recent past during an air raid on Teheran. A middle-class family is desperately trying to flee the beleaguered city and the father ends up running another car off the road. They are horrified, but the next morning, when they safely awaken in their country home, the horror seems like it belongs to another lifetime. Though they revel in the pastoral beauty and peacefulness of their new life away from the war torn city, there is an inescapably dark underpinning to their life and as time passes the father becomes increasingly burdened with feelings of guilt.

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atrocity, criminal, air-raid, escape, guilt, responsibility, war, war-atrocities