Mohammad Rasoulof • Iran-Germany-Czech Republic • 2020 • An incisive look at contemporary Iran
Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, There is No Evil is an anthology film comprising four moral tales about men faced with a simple yet unthinkable choice — to follow orders to enforce the death penalty, or resist and risk everything. Whatever they decide, it will directly or indirectly affect their lives, their relationships, and their consciences.
Suspenseful, mysterious, and imbued with a sense of urgency, There Is No Evil is an incisive look at contemporary Iran and the moral strength of its people. The eighth film from Mohammad Rasoulof (Manuscripts Don’t Burn) premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Golden Bear for Best Film, and is a New York Times Critic’s Pick.