Monday, July 14, 2014

Compromise [سازش] (Behrouz Vossoughi) - (1974) Iranian Film Poster

The Compromise [sazesh] (2000) - (Behrouz Vossoughi) Iranian Film Poster

Pictured is a 25.5" x 35.5" Iranian poster desgined by Atileh Saeed to promote the 1974 Mohammed Motevaselani 98-minute black-and-white film The Compromise [sazesh] starring Behrouz Vossoughi based on a story by Mohammad Motevaselani with cinematography by Nemat Haghighi. Plot summary: Javad [Behrouz Vossoughi] is a young man who has taken a liking to a girl named Batoul [Nushafarin], whose mother is sick. To meet the costs of treatment and surgery for Batoul's mother, Javad decides to rob the home of a woman named Ziba [Nuri Kasrai]. There he finds that Ziba has a relationship with a man named Khalayeq, who is head of the neighborhood association. Javad decides instead of stealing he will blackmail Khalayeq. The next day Javad goes to Khalayeq's home and makes his demand. All of Khalayeq's options are controlled by his wife Badri [Mahin Shahabi] so he has a problem paying money to Javad. Javad poses as Dr. Khastegari, a name Khalayeq has been using as a telephone alibi with Badri, and gets himself invited by Badri to stay at Khalayeq's home. While there he sees that Khalayeq's son [Majid Mozaffari] is in an illicit relationship with the maid. He gradually gets involved with the lives of Khalayeq's rivals in the neighborhood association and learns their individual secrets. Ultimately at a meeting of the neighborhood association Javad runs for president. After he is elected he forgets about Batoul and finds himself in a lovely trap.

Cast and crew: Mohammad Motevaselani, Nemat Haghighi, Behrouz Vossoughi, Nuri Kasrai, Arman, Nushafarin, Mahin Shahabi, Majid Mozaffari, Dariush Asadzade, Abbas Nazeri, Nematollah Gorji, Ali Akbar Mahdavifar, Farshid Farshood, Maliheh Nassiri, Mohammad Varshochi

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