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The Switchman (Suzanban)

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Mehdi Khorramain / Short Narrative / Iran / 2017 / 10 min / Colour / DCP / In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


A railroad worker, whose job it is to switch the tracks to send oncoming trains on their journeys, has a recurring dream in which he climbs a railway track to the sky, only to wake to his normal surroundings. Each time a train arrives at his remote station, he catches a glimpse of his beloved getting off the coach – but in his dull but dreamlike world, she is always nothing but a mirage. A poignant tale of never-forgotten, never-ending love.

About the Director

Iranian director Mehdi Khorramain obtained a diploma in Graphic Design, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Animation Directing. He has made numerous well-received animated films for television.


Mehdi Khorramain
Mehdi Khorramain
Reza Hemasi
Omid Raeis Dana
Mohamad Reza Sarmast
Animation: Hamid Mohammadi

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