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شطرنج باد

The chess of the wind | شطرنج باد

PersianDrama 93 min 1977

At the beginning of the 14th century (in the Persian calendar) in an aristocratic family, the matriarch, known as Khanom Bozorg, passes away. Her heir, Khanom Kuchak, is a disabled girl. A dispute over the family’s inheritance ensues between Atabak, Khanom Kuchak’s stepfather, their maid Kanizek, and the nephews. When Atabak is in the middle of praying, Khanom Kuchak strikes him with a weight and, with Kanizak’s help, hides Atabak in the cellar of the house. The next day, a detective begins questioning the family members, but nothing incriminating is found. Until it becomes clear that Atabak is alive and having a relationship with Kanizak. This time, Khanom Kuchak shoots Atabak. Nephews start killing each other, and everyone, except Kanizak, becomes a victim of the family’s wealth.

Director
Mohammad Reza Aslani
Writer
Mohammad Reza Aslani
Cinematography
Farrokh Majidi
Houshang Baharloo
Editor
Abbas Ganjavi
Music
Sheyda Gharachedaqi
Production Company
Iranian Cinema Industry Development Company

Cast & Crew
Akbar Zanjanpour, Fakhri Khorosh, Mohammad Ali Keshavarz, Shahram Golchin, Shohreh Aghdashloo