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by Ali Abbasi


In Holy Spider, we follow family man Saeed as he embarks on his own religious quest - to "cleanse" the holy Iranian city of Mashhad of immoral and corrupt street prostitutes. After murdering several women, he grows ever more desperate about the lack of public interest in his divine mission.

international title: Holy Spider
original title: Holy Spider
working title: The Long Night
country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden
sales agent: Goodfellas
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Ali Abbasi
film run: 115'
screenplay: Ali Abbasi, Afshin Kamran Bahrami
cast: Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani, Arash Ashtiani, Nima Akbarpour, Sara Fazilat, Sima Seyed, Alice Rahimi, M. Ali Nazarian
cinematography by: Nadim Carlsen
film editing: Olivia Neergaard-Holm
art director: Lina Nordqvist
costumes designer: Hanadi Khurma
music: Martin Dirkov
producer: Sol Bondy, Jacob Jarek
co-producer: Fred Burle, Eva Åkergren
production: ONE TWO Films, Profile Pictures, Why Not Productions, Nordisk Film Production AB
backing: Eurimages

Photogallery 23/05/2022: Cannes 2022 - Holy Spider

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Ali Abbasi, Nima Akbarpour, Sara Fazilat, Mesbah Taleb, Zar Amir-Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani
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