Shab-i Qūzī (The Night of the Hunchback) is a 1965 Iranian comedy written, directed, and produced by Farrukh Ghaffārī. This is Ghaffārī’s third film, which he adapted from the Thousand and One Nights. Tehran hosted the movie’s premiere during the winter of 1965. The Thousand and One Nights is here transformed into a black comedy and set in 1960s Tehran by Ghaffārī and Jalāl Muqaddam. The film was praised at the Cannes, Karlovy Vary, and Brussels film festivals, despite the fact that it was not well received by the general public. According to legend, Asghar the hunchback leaves town to attend a dinner party with friends. The hunchback takes a mouthful bite at dinner and dies of suffocation. Subsequently, his body is passed around from person to person by those looking to dispose of it, until finally the police find the corpse and apprehend the offenders.