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73 Ratings

The Lizard


Directed by Kamal Tabrizi
Iran, 2004
Comedy, Drama


One of the funniest movies to come out of Iran in the past 30 years, The Lizard is about an imprisoned thief who escapes by donning clerical garb. As a “cleric,” he is hilariously mistreated — taxis refuse to pick him up and a young boy pretends to receive his blessing as he picks his pocket.

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The Lizard Directed by Kamal Tabrizi

Awards & Festivals

Montréal World Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Best Film from Asia

Fajr Film Festival

2003 | Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Special Jury Award)

2004 | 2 wins including: Best Film (Audience Award)

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