Just 6.5

(orig. Metri Shesh-o Nim)

  • Just 6.5

German PremiereIran 2019Language:FarsiSubtitles:EnglishDirector:Saeed RoustayiWriter:Saeed RoustaeeCinematographer:Hooman BehmaneshEditor:Bahram DehghanMusic:Payman YazdanianSound:Amir-Hossein GhasemiWith:Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Hooman KiaieProducer:Seyed Jamal SadatianProduction Company:Boshra FilmDistributor:Iranian Independents135 min, Colour

Just 6.5 refers to the number of drug addicts in Iran, a number that continues to rise due to the country’s structural dysfunction of the police force and despite the impending death penalty for drug dealing. Samad, a task force member of the police’s anti-narcotics unit, searches for the drug-lord Nasser Khakzad. A suspenseful cop thriller, tough, violent, and apparently close to reality, with deep insights into the drug scene, the country’s prisons, and police milieu. The many extras of the film are said to be real drug consumers – their ravaged faces show the disastrous effects of drug addiction. The film broke box office records at home in Iran.

German premiere.

Director's Biography:Saeed Roustayi, born 1989 in Teheran, studied (film) directing at Soore University. His first documentary -after 3 short films – won more than 100 film prizes. His feature film debut, LIFE AND DAY, won multiple awards at various festivals.