Maghzhaye Koochake Zang Zadeh ( مغزهای کوچک زنگ زده ) is a film directed and written by Hooman Seyedi, produced by Saeed Saadi, and released in 2017. The film, categorized as a social drama with elements of bitterness, crime, and action, features Navid Mohammadzadeh and Farhad Aslani in the lead roles.
Plot: Set in a region near the Alborz Mountains and the Qazal Hasar prison, the story unfolds in a locality dedicated to the impoverished, garbage collectors, outcasts, drug dealers, and financially struggling individuals. Shokouh, Shahin, Shahrzad, and Shahrouz, along with their parents, live in this community. The harsh realities of society and collective drug-related issues place this family under the spotlight, leading to their disintegration. The narrative brings forth crimes and misdemeanors in the world of these individuals, exploring the challenges they face.
- Navid Mohammadzadeh as Shahin
- Farhad Aslani as Shokouh
- Nazanin Bayati as Mona
- Farid Sajjadi Hosseini as Samad
- Navid Pourfaraj as Amir
- Marjan Etefaghian as Shahrzad
- Hamoon Seyedi as Masoud
- Ladan Javaherian as Officer
- Amir Arsalan Yaaghoobi as Shahrouz
Critical Reception: Deborah Young, an American critic for The Hollywood Reporter, had previously praised "Minds Small Zinged" as the most exciting film-genre presented at the Fajr Film Festival. She anticipated that the film's compelling narrative could attract international audiences.
The film's narrative delves into the complexities of a marginalized community, shedding light on the impact of societal violence and drug-related issues on the lives of its characters. The exploration of crime and challenges faced by the characters adds depth to the storyline, making it a noteworthy addition to Iranian cinema.