Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Country: Iran
Year: 1983
Runtime: 48 minutes
Color / Mono

Kiarostami’s fascination with both Tehrani car culture and the uses of power in post-revolutionary society combine in this documentary about a traffic officer assigned to enforce driving restrictions in central Tehran (a locale near the director’s Kanoon office). The officer, a rock star in his own world, remains coolly authoritative as he faces a steady stream of exasperated motorists.