There Is No Evil

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There Is No Evil
There Is No Evil.jpg
Film poster
Directed byMohammad Rasoulof
Produced byMohammad Rasoulof
Kaveh Farnam
Farzad Pak
Written byMohammad Rasoulof
  • Kaveh Ahangar
  • Mahtab Servati
  • Baran Rasoulof
Music byAmir Molookpour
CinematographyAshkan Ashkani
Edited byMohammadreza Muini
Meysam Muini
Release date
  • 28 February 2020 (2020-02-28) (Berlin)
Running time
150 minutes

There Is No Evil (Persian: شیطان وجود ندارد‎, lit. 'Satan doesn't exist', Sheytan vojud nadarad) is a 2020 Iranian drama film directed by Mohammad Rasoulof.[1][2] It won the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.[3][4] The film relates four stories concerning the death penalty in Iran. Rasoulof explained that the film is about "people taking responsibility" for their actions, and that each story "is based on my own experience."[4]


  • Ehsan Mirhosseini as Heshmat
  • Shaghayegh Shourian as Razieh
  • Kaveh Ahangar as Pouya
  • Alireza Zareparast as Hasan
  • Salar Khamseh as Salar
  • Kaveh Ebrahim as Amir
  • Pouya Mehri as Ali
  • Darya Moghbeli as Tahmineh
  • Mahtab Servati as Nana
  • Mohammad Valizadegan as Javad
  • Mohammad Seddighimehr as Bahram
  • Jila Shahi as Zaman
  • Baran Rasoulof as Darya


  1. ^ "The 70th Berlinale Competition and Further Films to Complete the Berlinale Special". Berlinale. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Berlin Competition Lineup Revealed: Sally Potter, Kelly Reichardt, Eliza Hittman, Abel Ferrara". Variety. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Berlin Film Festival 2020: There Is No Evil Wins Golden Bear". Variety. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Berlin International Film Festival: Iranian film about executions wins top prize". BBC News. 29 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.

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