Iranian film shows cold post-revolutionary society
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(Reuters Life!) - A grainy close-up slowly comes into focus against a soundtrack of rock music to reveal a photograph from the early days of Iran's 1979 revolution of youth on motorbikes about to ride over an American flag.

The opening sequence of "The Hunter" by Rafi Pitts sets the scene for a film where a disillusioned resident of Tehran takes revenge for the death of his wife and child -- caught up in street disturbances during the 2009 elections -- by shooting two policemen in cold blood as they drive down a highway.

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