There is No Evil

There is No Evil

There is No Evil

Winner of the Golden Berlin Bear in 2020, this anthology drama comprises four stories of men in Iran who are each put in front of an unthinkable but simple choice—to follow orders to enforce the death penalty, or not. 

2020Rating: MA15+, Strong themes151 minsCzech Republic, Germany, Iran
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Iranian cinema has always been very good at reminding you of your humanity, and Rasoulof's anthology plumbs those depths perfectly.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A powerful work of moral courage and urgency.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The film's as compassionate as it is unsettling, and as provocative as it is poignant.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

[Rasoulof's] sense of drama has the revelatory power of documentary.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Rasoulof's style infuses the subject matter with a sense of poetry and moral reckoning that invokes age-old Persian literary traditions.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film grapples with the various shapes that guilt and honor (or lack thereof) might take in a context of state-sanctioned death.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The movie provokes the wonder and terror of what it means to live in a world where every resolution brings new questions...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Practically blisters with the intensity of specifically living in Iran... now.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Courageous and artistically potent.

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