(Dashte Khamoush)

Writer and Director: Ahmad Bahrami

Director of Photography: Masoud Amini Tirani

Editor: Sahar Yavari

Music: Foad Ghahremani

Sound recorder: Hadi Razavian

Cast: Ali Bagheri, Farrokh Nemati, Mehdi Nassaj, Majid Farhang, Mahdieh Nassaj

Producer: Saeed Bashiri

102 min, 4K, Surround 5.1, Black & White, 2020, Iran


A remote brick manufacture factory produces bricks in an ancient way. Many families with different ethnicities work in the factory and the boss seems to hold the key to solving their problems. Forty-year-old Lotfollah, who has been born on-site, is the factory supervisor and acts as go-between for the workers and the boss.

Boss has Lotfollah gathered all the workers in front of his office. He wants to talk to them about the shutdown of the factory. All matters now to Lotfollah is to keep Sarvar unharmed, the woman he has been in love with for a long time.

Born in 1972 in Shahryar – Iran, Ahmad Bahrami holds a bachelor’s degree in directing cinema. He has made few short films before directing long-length films. “The Wasteland” is the second feature film he has written and directed.

Panah 2017
The Wasteland 2020

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