Um... what? Iranian Nancy Drew mystery played as violent breakneck thriller? Black comedy about the wasteland of the nation? But Iranian films are so gentle, so sweet! Ain't no kids losing shoes or homework here. Female writer writes for the drawer ("They pay me not to publish"), enters murk of financial underworld to bail hubby out of prison, gets cheated, beaten, even, film insinuates, raped. It's somethin' else!