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Generation

Valderama

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“They can’t catch me.” · “What do you want to do?” · “I’ll leave” · “Where for?” · “Tehran.”

His wild mane resembles that of the football star Carlos Valderrama, and the young man has even adopted his idol’s name. He has no documentation, no family, and no official identity. One day, after a fateful encounter, he is forced to hastily get out of town. Now he has to fight for survival in the big city, in Tehran, where he comes across others who live on the margins of society. Valderama needs to find a way to get money and a passport if he is going to make it. In documental style and laconic imagery the film follows the sympathetic protagonist on his journey through a world where harsh struggle for survivial and carefree stoicism exist side by side.

Iran 2016, 91 min

by

Abbas Amini

with

Hamed Alipour
Nafiseh Zare
Gity Ghasemi
Assadolah Monjazi

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DreamLab Films