From legendary filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui and acclaimed playwright Gholam-Hossein Saedi comes 'The Cycle', a bold, powerful commentary on the illicit blood trade in modern Iran. Ali (Saeed Kangarani) is a handsome, impoverished young man who brings his gravely ill father (Esmail Mohammadi) to Tehran in the hope of securing him treatment for an intestinal illness. Refused admittance into the hospital, they encounter Dr. Sameri (Ezzatollah Entezami), who offers them a substantial sum of money if they will assist him in some unspecified work. Ali soon finds himself up to his neck in the black market trafficking of donated blood, an occupation he believes could see the end of his money troubles. As he descends further into darkness, his poisonous influence spreads to those around him until he must make a final choice which path to walk. Garnering both praise and controversy at the time of release, 'The Cycle' is widely considered a masterpiece of Iranian cinema, and won the Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique Prize at the 1978 Berlin Film Festival.
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