3 user 1 critic

Retouch (2017)

Maryam's husband died in front of her eyes and she just watches until he died.


Kaveh Mazaheri


Kaveh Mazaheri
54 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Gaze (2017)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

On her way back from work a woman witnesses something happening in the bus and she has to decide if she reveals it or not.

Director: Farnoosh Samadi
Stars: Pedram Ansari, Babak Karimi, Amirreza Ranjbaran
Lunch Time (2017)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A 16 year old girl has come to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. The people in charge at the hospital - due to her young age - won't let her into the morgue.

Director: Alireza Ghasemi
Stars: Amir Taghdiri, Roya Bakhtiyari, Khorshid Cheraghipour
Stuck II (2018)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A sex toy mishap leads to a night in the emergency room where a just broken-up couple are forced to confront their issues on love and relationships.

Director: Corey Shurge
Stars: Kristopher Turner, Ruth Goodwin
Adman (2019)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

What does a man, a woman, ice cream, chewing gum, dog food, beer, and a lot of other things have in common? Commercials.

Director: Ben Callner
Stars: Jarrod Crawford, Ted Cannon, Judy Kain
Lazy Boy (2015)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ray discovers his La-Z-Boy recliner is a one-minute time machine. Will he learn from his mistakes or is he destined to repeat them forever?

Director: Dave Redman
Stars: Bobby Bright, Steven Carroll, Steph Evison Williams
Customer Service II (2017)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man is trying to find a song that apparently changed his life while his own temper interferes with that search.

Director: Alex Medina
Stars: Jordan Rennick, Iohana Sagaro, Maz Siam
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Courage asks unexpected things of us.

Director: Tom Noakes
Stars: Toby Wallace, Sara West
Presentation (2018)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Holly, an anxiety-ridden high school sophomore, is faced with the challenge of giving a class presentation.

Director: Danielle Kampf
Stars: Damien Bosco, Vanessa Britting, Meredith Grace Dabney
Funfair (2019)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Majid a financially struggling man comes up with a ploy in order to better the life of his wife Sara.

Director: Kaveh Mazaheri
Stars: Soroush Saeidi, Sonia Sanjari, Artin Rabiei
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In this raw and graceful testimony of intersectional womanhood, a trans girl has to care for her Italian grandmother. She assumes that her Nonna disapproves of her - but instead discovers a tender bond in their shared vulnerability.

Director: Luis De Filippis
Stars: Maya Henry, Jacqueline Tarne, Anna Pecchia
Parviz (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Parvis, a fifty-year-old man who has lived his entire life with his father and never held a job, is suddenly, kicked out from his home, as his father decides to remarry.

Director: Majid Barzegar
Stars: Levon Haftvan, Mahmoud Behrouzian, Homeyra Nonahali
Flaming (2018)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of a man who feels that he has not become anything in his life which is affecting all his life.

Director: Hamid Nematollah
Stars: Amin Hayayee, Zahra Hatami, Dara Hayayee


Cast overview:
Sonia Sanjari Sonia Sanjari ... Maryam
Mohammad Hossein Ziksari Mohammad Hossein Ziksari ... Siyavash
Siamak Farsi Siamak Farsi ... Editor of Newspaper
Azadeh Abadpour Azadeh Abadpour ... Azadeh
Hanieh Mofleh Hanieh Mofleh ... Negin
Forough Azizi Forough Azizi ... Forough
Hana Fooladifard Hana Fooladifard ... Hana


Maryam's husband died in front of her eyes and she just watches until he died.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

22 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Retoque See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

morality, in short
9 October 2017 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. We all know the kind of guy who can't keep up with his cigarettes or find a tissue on his own. Instead he passes each burden, no matter how small, onto his wife … in this case, a wife whose life is hectic with her own job and the care of their toddler. In fact, it's as if she is raising two kids – one who is yet too young to speak, and another who is bearded and should be carrying half the load.

Iranian filmmaker Kaveh Mazzaheri's latest short film (18 minutes) shows how, in an instant of crisis, our morality and true feelings can surface. Whether we like what we see, or whether we can justify our actions, are the topics for debate raised by this film.

Maryam (Sonia Samjari) is preparing her young child for the day when the husband/father Siyavash (Mohammad Ziksari) calls out from the other room. He's had a weightlifting accident and his life hangs in the balance. We witness Maryam's moment of truth and how she proceeds to handle the fallout. Ms. Samjari displays true depth of character through minimal dialogue, instead having us interpret her facial expressions. The film offers up the common "what would you do?" approach, but in a most unique and jarring fashion.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed