Sofreh Irani (2002)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Iran   |  
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Written and directed by Iranian filmmaker Kianoush Ayari, Sofreh Irani (Iranian Spread) follows the journey of a counterfeit bank note worth 1000 tomans. It starts with a pickpocket stealing from a little boy, then it appears on a bus before being used to buy pomegranates from a child, whose extended family uses it to pay for an abortion. The fake money is eventually transfered to over a dozen people in malls, weddings, homes, and streets all over the country from Tehran to Kish Island. The conclusion finds the bank note in the hands of a Haji Farouz (New Year's clown) during a party.