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Rahm

Synopsis
Feature film inspired by Measure for Measure and the action moving from Vienna to contemporary Lahore. The director addresses through the text of Shakespeare’s play issues relevant to contemporary Pakistani society. When a local governor retires from his role, he is succeeded by a ruthless man who abuses his power. He uses a bureaucratic anomaly to punish a married couple for pre-marital sex and imprisons the husband. The man’s sister beseeches him for clemency and is offered to chance to obtain her brother’s freedom by sleeping with the governor.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2016
Duration
104 mins
Availability
No non-theatric distributor known (3/2017)

Credits

Director
Ahmed A. Jamal
Producer
Mahmood Jamal
Screenplay
Mahmood Jamal
Music
David C. Heath
Production Design
Jono Smith
Art Direction
Hassaan Ebhraheem
Cast
Rohail PirzadaMarium
Sajid HasanGovernor Fazal Khan
Sanam SaeedSameena

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Measure for Measure
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
Reviewed by Nick Pinkerton in Sight & Sound, vol. 27, no. 4, April 2017 p. 89.

Production Company

Name

Rahm Film Productions

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