The Last Act (1991) - (Farimah Farjami) Iranian poster
In 1920s Iran Taj ol-Moluk [Niku Kheradmand] and Kamran Mirza [Dariush Arjmand] are the only remnants of the Rafiq al-Malek Dynasty. They plotted to recover the family's ancestral home, which had been inherited by Foroogh ol-Zaman after her husband, their brother Hesam Mirza, had drowned in a river. The plot was to prove Foroogh ol-Zaman was insane by staging a play written by Kamran Mirza. They hired an itinerant theater group to carry out the plot as household servants. The theater group was unaware of the brother and sister's final intention. Foroogh ol-Zaman, who lived in a city, came to the ancestral home for the first time and this was right where the play began. They told her they had killed her husband. Foroogh ol-Zaman asked the Sheriff for help and Inspector Rokni [Jamshid Hashempur] and his agents got involved, but they did not find any evidence. Taj ol-Moluk suggested to Inspector Rokni that Foroogh was confused. The play continued when Rokni and his agents left, but Foroogh did not know she was herself one of the main players. She was deceived every time and began to be ill. As the play continued they put her in a position where she shot someone with a pistol thinking she was defending herself. Naturally Inspector Rokni and his colleagues got involved again but this time Rokni had become suspicious and ordered further investigation. The play continued. Foroogh, who realized her life was in danger, decided to run away, but she could not get off the premises. She gradually became truly confused. Taj ol-Moluk, who was was the main one behind what was happening, created a situation that was appropriate for Foroogh's removal. However the theater group recognized her true intentions and left the house. Kamran Mirza was enamored of Foroogh and was not willing to kill her; he took a stand against his sister. On the other hand Rokni, who had discovered what was going on, came to Foroogh's aid and told her everything. He also persuaded the theater group to come back to the house and expose the secret of the plot in the last act. At the end Taj ol-Moluk went crazy and Foroogh donated the house for conversion to a hospital for the poor.
Cast and crew: Varuzh Karim-Masihi, Farimah Farjami, Dariush Arjmand, Niku Kheradmand, Shahin Alizadeh, Jamshid Hashempur, Gholam-Hossein Lotfi, Hossein Mahjoub, Hossein Mahjoub, Lorik Minassian, Mahaya Petrossian, Saeed Poursamimi, Morteza Zarrabi
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