Im Bazar der Geschlechter

In the Bazaar of the Sexes

Sudabeh Mortezai
A lonesome middle-aged bachelor, a divorced single mother, and a jovial young mullah are the protagonists of this intimate account of gender relations in Iran. Their stories revolve around the institution of temporary marriage, also called lust-marriage, a Shia practice that allows a man and a woman to legally marry for a fixed period of time ranging from one hour to 99 years.
Technical Data
Running time: 90
Format: 35 mm
Sound: Dolby SR
Language spoken: Farsi
Subtitles: English
Production year: 2009
Director(s): Sudabeh Mortezai
Writer(s): Sudabeh Mortezai
Cinematography: Arastu Givi
Editing: Oliver Neumann
Producers: Oliver Neumann, Wolfgang Bergmann
Nyon (Visions du réel)
Awards (selection): Best International Documentary (Mexico DOCSDF)
Production company
FreibeuterFilm GmbH
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