A Watsch Films Company

Oblivion Verses

A film by Alireza Khatami

Drama, 2017

The elderly caretaker of a remote morgue possesses an impeccable memory for everything but names. He passes his days showing corpses to those searching for their lost ones and tending to his beloved plants. When protest in a nearby city breaks out and the militia covertly raids the morgue to hide civilian casualties, he discovers the body of an unknown young woman. Evoking memories of personal loss, he embarks on a magical odyssey to give her a proper burial with the help of a mystic gravedigger who collects stories of the dead, an old woman searching for her long-lost daughter, and a hearse driver tormented by his past.

Written and directed by Alireza Khatami
Cast Juan Margallo, Tomás del Estal, Manuel Morón, Itziar Aizpuru, Julio Jung, Gonzalo Robles, Amparo Noguera
Producers Vincent Wang, Fred Bellaïche, Dominique Wlinski (House on Fire)
In association with Schortcut Films
Co-producers Fabian Massah, Catharina Schreckenberg (Endorphine Production), Joost de Vries, Leontine Petit (Lemming Film), Giancarlo Nasi (Quijote Rampante)
Line Producers Fred Bellaïche (France), Giancarlo Nasi (Chili)
Production Manager Pancho Ovalle
Director of Photography Antoine Héberlé AFC
Production Sound Miroslav Babic
Sound Design & Mix Markus Krohn, Tom Korr
Art Director Jorge Zambrano
Editor Florent Mangeot
Costume Designer Nadine Kremeier
Visual Effects Mikros
International Sales UDI-Urban Distribution International
With the support of La Fondation Gan Pour Le Cinéma, Eurimages – Council Of Europe, Centre national du Cinéma et de l’image animée, Programme MEDIA Creative Europe, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et du Développement International, Institut Français Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Funds Of The Protestant Church Development Service, The Hubert Bals Fund + Europe Programme Of The International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Nff+HBF Netherlands Film Fund – Hubert Bals Fund Co-production Scheme, Consejo Nacional De La Cultura Y Las Artes, German Films