M. Tanabandeh and H. Seyyedi acknowledges receiving the Orizzonti Award for Best Actor and Best Film for “World War III”
World War III begins as a dry, dark comedy and starts off with promise. Even though Shakib is a laborer, he and the other illiterate laborers on set unexpectedly get drafted as extras. Assuming the role of concentration camp inmates, they are put into striped pyjamas and corralled into a gas chamber to shoot the gassing scenes. The claustrophobic extras, uninformed of the film’s historical setting and backdrop, pound on the doors, desperate to flee the premises.