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23 Ratings

Night of the Hunchback

Shabe ghuzi

Directed by Farokh Ghafari
Iran, 1963


Long considered a masterpiece of Iranian cinema, writer-director Farokh Ghafari’s dark farce chronicles the misadventures of a traveling theatrical troupe trying to dispose of the corpse of one of its own after a tragic yet comical accident.

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Night of the Hunchback Directed by Farokh Ghafari

Critics reviews

Farrokh Ghaffari’s The Night of the Hunchback, which premiered at Cannes in 1964, is an unexpectedly wicked farce about an actor who chokes to death and the efforts of his colleagues to dispose of his body – a scenario derived from The 1,0001 Nights… Despite the light, theatrical tone, the satire of wobbly social institutions and callous attitudes towards death is razor-sharp.
March 05, 2015
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