Day Break

  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2007
  |  84 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Iranian film about a condemned man awaiting his execution. Following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the carrying out of capital punishment came under Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. On the day of the execution the family can choose whether to authorise the offender's final death or release. This film - based on true accounts and filmed inside a real prison in Tehran - tells the story of Mansour (Hosein Yari), a man convicted of murder. His execution is imminent but the family of the victim repeatedly fail to show up on the appointed day. Every time this happens, the date of Mansour's final reckoning is postponed. He is left alone with his conscience in a kind of purgatory, trapped between life and death, punishment and forgiveness.