A strange event occurred in one of the Northeast prisons of Iran in 1998. The head of prison chose a man-prisoner of 34, who had been sentenced many times during his youth, to marry a woman-prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment.
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The participants play their own characters in this Iranian docu-drama from director Mohammad Rasoulof with amateurish but interesting results. A prison warden attempts to rehabilitate a life long inmate with the promise of a jailhouse wedding. The idea seems to work until the reality of life outside without institutional help rears its head. A somewhat universal story that feels very realistic.