Under the Shadow Movie

Fear will find you.

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As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Who's Involved:

Avin Manshadi, Babak Anvari, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Narges Rashidi, Soussan Farrokhnia, Hamidreza Djavdan

Release Date:

Friday, October 7, 2016 (Limited)

terror, scary images and brief language

Runtime: 1 hr, 24 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her family live amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, a period known as The War of the Cities. Accused of subversion by the post-Revolution government and blacklisted from medical college, she falls into a state of malaise. With Tehran under the constant threat of aerial bombardment, her husband (Bobby Naderi) is drafted and sent to the frontlines by the army, leaving Shideh all alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa (Avin Manshadi). Soon after he leaves, a missile hits their apartment building and while failing to explode, a neighbor dies under mysterious circumstances and Dorsa’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic.

Shideh finds herself slowly drawn into the ensuing turmoil, struggling to cling onto what is real and what is not. Searching for answers, she learns from a superstitious neighbor that the cursed missile might have brought with it Djinn – malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits that travel on the wind. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.

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A look at the Under the Shadow behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Babak Anvari last directed Wounds and Departure. The film's writer Babak Anvari last wrote Wounds and Departure.


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Production: What we know about Under the Shadow?

Filming Timeline

  1. August 2016: The film was in Completed status.

Under the Shadow Release Date: When was the film released?

Under the Shadow was released in 2016 on Friday, October 7, 2016 (Limited release). There were 16 other movies released on the same date, including Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, The Girl on the Train and The Birth of a Nation.

When will the movie be on DVD?

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