Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Iranian director Fazli Bayram's surrealistic and anti-clerical comic allegory Have You Another Apple (AKA Baaz ham sib daari?) opens during a dystopian reign in some unspecified middle eastern land. The despot ruler exerts complete subjugation over his populace with the help of the dasdaran, black-clad, scythe-bearing warriors who sweep across the country on horseback, establishing a reign of terror. A hero (Zabih Afshar) rises from the populace, but proves himself more of an idiot than the muscle-bound deliverer that one might envision. Bald, slovenly, and overweight, he seems to exist only to fill his gut, and stumbles through life eliciting comic mayhem wherever he goes. Eventually, he pairs up with an intelligent woman (Leila Mousavi), who can barely stand him, and the two work together to deliver the country from its oppressors. They can never quite succeed, however, as the dasdaran outflank the underdogs in cunning and ingenuity.