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"Iranian expat cab driver living in London."
  • NR
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.5  (458)

Gholam is a 2017 movie directed by Mitra Tabrizian that follows the story of a man named Gholam. He is a quiet and enigmatic individual who works as a taxi driver in London, United Kingdom. Gholam seems to be living a solitary life, but in reality, he is haunted by memories of his past. He has a complex and mysterious character that adds intrigue to the film.

The movie starts with Gholam receiving a letter from his estranged father, asking him to return to Iran. Despite his reluctance, he decides to take a break from his taxi driving job in London and travel to Iran to find out the reason behind his father's request. Once he arrives in Iran, Gholam realizes that his father wants him to get involved in a dangerous mission, and his life is put in jeopardy.

Throughout the movie, Gholam encounters different people, including an old friend and a woman he meets on the streets. The encounters provide clues to his past, and they help him understand why he is being forced to undertake the mission assigned to him by his father. As Gholam goes about his mission, he gets entangled in a web of deceit that puts his life at risk.

Shahab Hosseini who plays Gholam, delivers an excellent performance portraying the character's complexity and mystery. His portrayal of Gholam's character is compelling, and he makes the audience feel the desperation and confusion of his character while trying to fulfill his father's request.

Tracie Bennett who plays the role of a woman that Gholam meets on the streets, brings a unique energy to the film. Her juxtaposition to Gholam's character adds a layer of drama and tension to the storyline. She is a bright spot in the movie and adds a much-needed dynamic to the story.

Nasser Memarzia who plays Gholam's father, has a commanding presence in the film. His character's request for his son's involvement in a dangerous mission appears genuine, but the audience cannot help but question his motives. The actor portrays the character with subtlety and nuance, which contributes to the film's intrigue.

The movie's themes are thought-provoking and include the idea of duty to family versus personal happiness, the consequences of our actions, and the debilitating effect of guilt. It presents a commentary on the human experience and the complexities of relationships. It touches on topics such as sacrifice, forgiveness, redemption, and ultimately the value of human life.

The cinematography is beautiful, with long takes that give the audience room to take in the beauty of the scenery. The film's visual elements such as the shadows and the lighting gives the audience a sense of the character's mental and emotional states. The sound design also plays an essential part in the film as it helps build up the tension in some scenes.

Overall, Gholam is a well-crafted film that is worth watching. It is an amalgamation of a mystery, drama, and thriller, rolled into one. It presents moral and philosophical questions and leaves the audience to ponder on the issues they raise. The movie boasts of excellent performances, beautiful visuals, and a gripping storyline. The film does not give us a conclusive ending, but it leaves the audience with enough to create their own conclusion.

Gholam is a 2017 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    1 hr 34 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (458)