Both the beginning and the end of Just 6.5 could be from an American action film. In between, Saeed Roustaee (Life and a Day) pumps up the tempo and tension as Hollywood befits, yet his second film's substance is nevertheless clearly Iranian. The cops argue interminably and the drug lord they are hunting is arrested mid-way through the film. But that doesn't mean the bickering will end. There's never been an action film with such long dialogues, and yet Roustaee still keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.

Just 6.5 shows a side of Iran seldom covered by Iranian cinema. The number of addicts is increasing exponentially. It's like fighting the sea for the drugs squad, Roustaee reveals in a police film in which every character is layered and believable, even the bad guy.

Screenings

  • Sun 26 Jan Pathé 6
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  • Mon 27 Jan Pathé 4
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  • Wed 29 Jan de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
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  • Thu 30 Jan Pathé 2
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  • Sat 1 Feb Cinerama 6
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Original title
Metri shesho nim
Filmmaker
Saeed Roustaee
Country
Iran
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
135’
Language
Farsi
Producer
Seyed Jamal Sadatian
Production Company
Boshra Film
Sales
Iranian Independents
Writer
Saeed Roustaee
Cinematography
Hooman Behmanesh
Editor
Bahram Dehghan
Production Design
Mohsen Nasrollahi
Music
Peyman Yazdanian
Cast
Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani, Houman Kiai