First Case, Second Case

First Case, Second Case

First Case, Second Case

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran

Year: 1979

Runtime: 53 minutes

Color / Mono

This extraordinary film was made in the spring of 1979, not long after the shah's overthrow. Kiarostami stages two versions of a classroom discipline situation: in one, a student tells on a troublemaker, and in the other, seven students refuse to rat. Several adult authorities then comment on the different outcomes. The fascinating responses evoke the conflict between order and resistance.

First Case, Second Case
First Case, Second Case
First Case, Second Case
First Case, Second Case
First Case, Second Case

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