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The Noise

Directed by Pooya Razi
Iran, 2014
Animation, Short


A young man’s life in an Iranian apartment building gets invaded by public norms after a neighbor accuses him of leading an immoral lifestyle and demands that other residents intervene. Using real documented audio footage, the film explores the line between individual privacy and public “noise”.

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The Noise Directed by Pooya Razi

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  • RBCrickmar's rating of the film The Noise

    A breathtaking Iranian animated short that manages to capture some of the panopticon paranoia of a police state, as well as the Kafkaesque claustrophobia of an environment in which everything is listened to. The rotascoping creates at times a wonderful degree of disorientation, like during the sequence where light bulbs are installed. The dialogue sounds like actual interviews, which adds another angle to the film.

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