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As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the
post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt
their home.

Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her family live amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq
war, a period known as The War of the Cities. Accused of subversion by the
post-Revolution government and blacklisted from medical college, she falls into
a state of malaise. With Tehran under the constant threat of aerial bombardment,
her husband (Bobby Naderi) is drafted and sent to the frontlines by the army,
leaving Shideh all alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa (Avin Manshadi).
Soon after he leaves, a missile hits their apartment building and while failing
to explode, a neighbor dies under mysterious circumstances and Dorsa's behavior
becomes increasingly erratic. Shideh finds herself slowly drawn into the ensuing
turmoil, struggling to cling onto what is real and what is not. Searching for
answers, she learns from a superstitious neighbor that the cursed missile might
have brought with it Djinn - malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits that travel on
the wind. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting
to possess Dorsa, Shideh has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to
save her daughter and herself.

Critic Reviews:


Yes, if you see only one Iranian horror movie this year, make it this
one. A smart choice for Halloween. - New
Zealand Herald

Under the Shadow is skillful and scary enough to be a legitimate niche
hit. - Reverse Shot


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