Just 6.5 - Expat Cinema Rotterdam
Saeed Roustaee
Miss seeing international films because you can’t yet keep up with the Dutch subtitles? Want to meet fellow expats and new Dutch folks. Love cinema. Then this is the event for you! Curated international films with English subtitles.

Both the beginning and the end of Just 6.5 could be from an American action film. In between, Saeed Roustaee (Life and a Day) pumps up the tempo and tension as Hollywood befits, yet his second film’s substance is nevertheless clearly Iranian. The cops argue interminably and the drug lord they are hunting is arrested mid-way through the film. But that doesn’t mean the bickering will end. There’s never been an action film with such long dialogues, and yet Roustaee still keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.

Text: IFFR

A riveting, ripped-from-reality thriller that delivers a searing look at a serious problem. – Variety

Just 6.5 is more than a thrilling watch. It is a sobering reflection on the inability of the law to stem the tide of drug addiction through round-ups, arrests and executions. – Hollywood Reporter

A gripping crime thriller that also makes a sharp political statement, Just 6.5 paints a bleak picture of Iranian law enforcement’s attempts to deal with the country’s flourishing narcotics trade. – Screen International

zo 15 nov
  • 19:00
Kaarten
€ 10,50
  • filmspecial
Iran
2020
135’
Farsi gesproken
Engels ondertiteld
Miss seeing international films because you can’t yet keep up with the Dutch subtitles? Want to meet fellow expats and new Dutch folks. Love cinema. Then this is the event for you! Curated international films with English subtitles.

Both the beginning and the end of Just 6.5 could be from an American action film. In between, Saeed Roustaee (Life and a Day) pumps up the tempo and tension as Hollywood befits, yet his second film’s substance is nevertheless clearly Iranian. The cops argue interminably and the drug lord they are hunting is arrested mid-way through the film. But that doesn’t mean the bickering will end. There’s never been an action film with such long dialogues, and yet Roustaee still keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.

Text: IFFR

A riveting, ripped-from-reality thriller that delivers a searing look at a serious problem. – Variety

Just 6.5 is more than a thrilling watch. It is a sobering reflection on the inability of the law to stem the tide of drug addiction through round-ups, arrests and executions. – Hollywood Reporter

A gripping crime thriller that also makes a sharp political statement, Just 6.5 paints a bleak picture of Iranian law enforcement’s attempts to deal with the country’s flourishing narcotics trade. – Screen International

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