"Drum" is a 2016 Iranian feature film, written and directed by Iranian independent director Keywan Karimi.
The film depicts the story of a lawyer in Tehran City and is shot in black and white. Karimi has written the screenplay based on a book of the same name by Ali-Morad Fadaei-Nia.
The Drum was accepted in the competition section of the Critic's Week of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and will compete with the seven other films in this section for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival 2016.
A middle-aged lawyer works and lives alone in a dreary apartment. One cold and rainy day, a disheveled man breaks in and entrusts him with a small package. The following day, the lawyer’s apartment is ransacked and he must fight off threats to hand over the package. Neither his girlfriend nor his best friend can offer much help in solving the mystery. His best friend also happens to be a drug addict with a tendency to speak to an imaginary friend. The lawyer continues to be plagued with break-ins and unwelcome visitors, but he avoids attempts to corrupt him. When his girlfriend is stabbed to death, the lawyer’s thirst for revenge will lead him to the greediest man of all…
Cast and Credits
Original title / Tabl
English title / Drum
Director / Keywan Karimi
Screenplay / Keywan Karimi
Cinematography / Amin Jaferi
Editing / Farahnaz Sharifi
Music / Bamdad Afshar
Sound / Reza Tehrani
Art Direction / Keywan Karimi
Cast / Amirreza Naderi, Sara Gholizade, Akbar Zanjanian, Elyas Rasouli, Hushang Honaramooz, Ardalan Haji Rahim, Ahmad Ghoorchi, Ali Farschchi, Mohammad Safajouyi
Production / François D’Artemare (Les Films de l’après-midi)
Format / DCP, b&w
Runtime / 95 min.