There is an old saying in Farsi, “if you catch a Toughi to keep, it will bring bad omens to the members of the family”. …And that’s what happens to a very close nit family when Toghi is caught for keeps. A well respected uncle plans to marry a young woman who lives in a far away town. He asks his young nephew to bring the fiancée home to him. On the way back the young people fall in love, get married in secret, and return home with their secret. They’re both afraid to tell the truth to the family. Eventually the uncle finds out, and to teach both his nephew and his fiancée a lesson he starts a bloody revenge. –IMDb
Ali Hatami (Persian: علی حاتمی , August 14, 1944 in Tehran, Iran – December 7, 1996 in Tehran) was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, art Director and costume designer.
Graduated in cinema from Faculty of Dramatic Arts, his debut was Hasan Kachal (Hasan the Bald – 1969), the first Iranian musical film. Since then, he paid attention to unusual rhythmic dialogs and also the use of traditional settings and architecture in his films that became the characteristics of his works.
Although his works did not attract international attention, the Iranian audience praised him. His mind was occupied with making films on the basis of historical and folkloric figures. He was usually the art director of his own films. His last film remained incomplete because of his death by cancer, on December 7, 1996 in Tehran.
Hatami made three great historical TV series, all of them are considered as eternal works in the history of Iranian TV. Meanwhile, he established a small production… read more