The film tells the story of the assassination of King Yazdgerd who runs away to Merv and takes refuge there anonymously in a mill. The miller, his wife and his daughter all express a different version of the story.
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A wonderful whirlpool of literary-styled story-telling which incorporated history, culture, a look at the possible origins of certain myths, political resonance, ethics, law, the ignorance of law, those who suffer at the bottom of any hierarchy, and an almost effortless
t's a stage play converted into a film, but defnitely not a filmed theatre! To avoid any sense of theatricality, the director strove to avoid using repetetive angles throughtout the film and of course his decoupage has given the film a pronounced cinematic weight.To enjoy this film to the full, you should let this banal view that holds everything in films should be realistic go down the drain.