Men at Work (Kargaran mashghoole karand)


The Buzz Thu, Jul 31, 2014 3:00 PM
Sponsored by: Kent & Mary Ann Reynolds
Film Info
Section:Free Movies at The Buzz
Release Year:2006
Runtime:75 min.
Production Country:Iran
Original Language:Persian
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Mahnaz Afshar
Ahmad Hamed
Mahmoud Kalari
Reza Kianian
Fatemah Motamed-Aria
Atila Pesiani
Director:Mani Haghighi
Produced by:Mohammad Reza Takhtkeshian
Cinematography:Koohyar Kalari
Editing By:Mastaneh Mohajer


We’re bringing back one representative movie from each of our past nine years to give you another chance to see some of the movies that make the Traverse City Film Festival what it is-a celebration of Just Great Movies.

Four men from Tehran are on their way to the mountains for a weekend ski trip. As they round a curve, they encounter a boulder that sits on the edge of a cliff. Together they decide that the boulder must be pushed off that cliff. And, for the next 80 minutes, that’s what we see them try to do in this funny, poignant allegory by the acclaimed Iranian director Mani Haghighi. No matter what they try to do, the rock won’t budge. And neither will they. This is a great, small film that has many big things to say, and it won the Founders Award at the second annual Traverse City Film Festival.