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A killer comedy: France 24 meets Iranian director behind 'Pig'

The satirical and surrealist movie "Pig" by director Mani Haghighi is a far cry from most Iranian films of recent years. The black comedy revolves around a filmmaker past his prime, obsessively worrying about his fallen status and feeling he's not important enough to be the victim of a serial killer targeting the most revered film directors. But beyond the surrealist elements in the movie, it also depicts a reality for filmmakers in Iran. Mani Haghighi tells us more.

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