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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Firouzan Rank # 25
|Parviz Parastouie||Reza (The Lizard) Mehghali|
|Mehran Rajabi||The Engineer|
|Shahrokh Forutanian||Hajji Reza Ahmadi|
|Director of Photography||Hamid Khozoui Abyaneh|
|Sound Recordist||Mohammad Sammakbashi|
|Production Designer||Farhad Vilkiji|
|Sound Mixer||Mohsen Roshan|
|Music||Mohammad Reza Aligholi|
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."
Reza finds himself leading a prayer service.
Upon arrival Reza meets the local seminary students.
Hiding his former self.
Displaying to the villagers his skill that earned him the nickname "Lizard."
Reasoning with the town brute.
Preaching to a not-so-friendly crowd.
"God doesn't only belong to good people."
Accepting his fate.
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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