The Deer also stars Vosooghi, a poor man who takes on the authorities. This time, the protagonist is an opium addict running from the police. The original film ends with a spectacular shootout, but the censored version shown in Iran in 1975 ends on themes of surrender. In fact, The Deer was the film playing at Cinema Rex in 1978 when its doors were locked and set on fire, killing the 500 patrons trapped inside — an event that marked a major turning point in the revolt against the shah. —http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=5005&page=0
Masoud Kimiai (Persian: مسعود کیمیایی) is an Iranian director, screenwriter and producer. He was born in 1941 in Tehran, Iran.
Kimiai started his career as an assistant director and made his debut, Come Stranger, in 1968. With his second film, Kaiser (1969), he caused a historical change in Iranian film industry. The film became a great success at the box office and opened the way for many young, talented filmmakers who never had a chance in the industry before. His films deal with people in the margin of the society with his anti-hero characters that die at the end. Many directors of commercial films imitated his Kaiser/ Qeysar for about 6 years, but in the last decade he focuses on young antagonists. He usually writes his screenplays, using slang dialogs based on ordinary traditional people’s dialect. In 1991 he was awarded a prize in 41st Berlin International Film Festival for his Snake Fang (Dandan-e-mar).This was his sole international prize, but he has received many prizes… read more