The Lizard - 2004

Directed by Kamal Tabrizi

A petty thief, Reza Marmoulak (The Lizard) dresses as a mullah in order to escape from prison and ends up leading the revival of a small town mosque and rejuvenating the faith of its people.

Color, 2 hours 35 minutes, Farsi

Original Title: Marmoulak

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Star Rating


Firouzan Rank # 25

Cast


Parviz Parastouie Reza (The Lizard) Mehghali
Rena Azadivar Faazeh
Mehran Rajabi The Engineer
Shahrokh Forutanian Hajji Reza Ahmadi

Crew


Writer Peiyman Ghassemkhani
Director Kamal Tabrizi
Producer Manouchehr Mohammadi
Director of Photography Hamid Khozoui Abyaneh
Sound Recordist Mohammad Sammakbashi
Production Designer Farhad Vilkiji
Editor Hossein Zandbaf
Sound Mixer Mohsen Roshan
Music Mohammad Reza Aligholi

Pictures


In his new guise, Reza (Parviz Parastouie) discovers that it is difficult for a mullah to hail a cab.

In his new guise, Reza (Parviz Parastouie) discovers that it is difficult for a mullah to hail a cab.

Studying how mullahs talk - this particular one speaks of Quentin Tarantino and 'Pulp Fiction.'

Studying how mullahs talk - this particular one speaks of Quentin Tarantino and "Pulp Fiction."

Reza finds himself leading a prayer service.

Reza finds himself leading a prayer service.

Upon arrival Reza meets the local seminary students.

Upon arrival Reza meets the local seminary students.

Hiding his former self.

Hiding his former self.

Displaying to the villagers his skill that earned him the nickname 'Lizard.'

Displaying to the villagers his skill that earned him the nickname "Lizard."

Reasoning with the town brute.

Reasoning with the town brute.

Preaching to a not-so-friendly crowd.

Preaching to a not-so-friendly crowd.

'God doesn't only belong to good people.'

"God doesn't only belong to good people."

Accepting his fate.

Accepting his fate.

Waiting for their beloved mullah - 'There is no one in this world who doesn't have a path to reach God.'

Waiting for their beloved mullah - "There is no one in this world who doesn't have a path to reach God."

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