New York, New York : Kino Lorber Inc., .
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
Bonus features: trailer.
Director of photography, Ashkan Ashkani ; editors, Mohammadreza Muini, Meysam Muini ; music, Amir Molookpour.
Ehsan Mirhosseini, Shaghayegh Shourian, Kaveh Ahangar, Alireza Zareparast, Salar Khamse, Mohammad Valizadegan, Mahtab Servati, Baran Rasoulof, Zhila Shahi, Mohammad Seddighimehr.
Mohammad Rasoulof delivers a piercing drama about a subject he knows well: the costs of living under a repressive, brutal government. Winner of the Golden Bear, the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, There Is No Evil is a film in four chapters, each telling a different story related to the death penalty in contemporary Iran. The first story concerns a family man who, as we come to see, pays a grave moral price for his comfortable middle-class life. The second and third chapters focus on conscripted soldiers, in Iran, it is often these men who are forced to perform executions, and both segments explore the tension and turmoil that can come with such harsh coercion. The final section involves a family secret, which brings the film to its powerful conclusion. Suspenseful, mysterious, and shot through with a sense of urgency, Rasoulof's work bears the mark of an artist who sets his own terms, and who knows just how to captivate an audience.
DVD; region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
For private home use only.
Persian and German dialogue; English subtitles.