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This Is Not a Film (2011)

02/29/2012 (US) Documentary 1h 15m

If we could tell a film, then why make a film?


Renowned Iranian director Jafar Panahi received a 6-year prison sentence and a 20-year ban from filmmaking and conducting interviews with foreign press due to his open support for the opposition party in Iran's 2009 election. In this film, which was shot secretly by Panahi's close friend Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and smuggled into France on a USB stick concealed inside a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, Panahi documents his daily life under house arrest as he awaits a decision on his appeal.

  1. Jafar Panahi

    Director, Writer

  2. Mojtaba Mirtahmasb


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jafar Panahi

    Jafar Panahi


  2. Igi

    Pet lizard

  3. Mrs. Gheirat

    Herself (voice)

  4. Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

    Mojtaba Mirtahmasb


  5. Rakhsan

    Herself (voice)

  6. Sima

    Herself, owner of Micky the dog (voice)

  7. Micky

    Himself, Sima's dog

  8. Hasan

    Himself, part-time janitor

Full Cast & Crew

This Is Not a Film
This Is Not a Film

Original Title این فیلم نیست

Status Released

Original Language Persian

Budget -

Revenue -


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