Monday, May 16, 2016

Tuti طوطی (Bahman Mofid) - (1978) Iranian poster

Tuti (1978) - (Bahman Mofid) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 35" Iranian film poster designed by Bateni for the 1978 film Tuti [طوطی] written and directed by Zackaria Hashemi and starring Bahman Mofid. Plot summary: Hashem [Zackaria Hashemi] and Bahman [Bahman Mofid] are very old friends who don't know how to do anything but hang around in bad neighborhoods and enjoy themselves. They are boorish characters who spend their days and nights in a whorehouse owned by Tavoos [Parvin Soleymani]. Bahman knows Tuti [Fereshte Jenabi] and pretends his friend Hashem is mute while Hashem is present; Hashem goes along temporarily. Hashem and Tuti become intimate and fall in love; Hashem is upset that Bahman said he was a mute. In telling her life story to Hashem, Tuti says her stepfather had beaten her and this was why she had wandered into the bad neighborhood. When Tuti gets sick Hashem and Bahman put her in a hospital. When she gets better and comes back to the neighborhood Hashem and Bahman are planning to take her away from there, but they get into a jealous fight with a local bully named Akbar [Hosein Gil] and he stabs Hashem. The police are called in and shoot Akbar. Tuti, who is lying beside Hashem, is also killed.

Cast and crew: Zackaria Hashemi, Bahman Mofid, Fereshte Janabi, Parastoo, Parvin Solaymani, Hosein Gil, Farhad Hamidi, Ashraf Kohan, Kiumars Malekmotei

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