Ali Abbasi is an Iranian filmmaker. He is best known for his films SHELLEY(2016), BORDER (2018), and HOLY SPIDER (2022). Abbasi also directed the last two episodes of the first season of the series The Last of Us . He has received various accolades, including an Un Certain Regard award for BORDER, four Robert Awards, and a German Film Award, in addition to nominations for seven European Film Awards (HOLY SPIDER, BORDER), a Goya Award (BORDER), and two Guldbagge Awards.
Border guard Tina is extraordinarily good at spotting smugglers. One day, a suspicious-looking man steps off the ferry. Unable to identify what he’s hiding, she becomes obsessed with him and the disturbing aura he exudes. Her investigation reveals much more than expected, and she is soon forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
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