The Dogs Didn’t Sleep Last Night

  • Feature
  • 2020
  • 91 Minutes
  • Afghanistan
  • Language: Persian (Farsi) and English

In a remote area in Afghanistan, stories of the lives of a young shepherdess, a birdcatcher boy and a mourning teacher are intertwined after their school is burnt down. The young shepherdess takes the risk of saving a woman US soldier after a helicopter crash; the birdcatcher boy takes shelter in a tank with the birds, the pin-ups and the illegal music that he loves; and the mourning teacher seeks vengeance on the one who has widowed her…

Director: Ramin Rasouli

Screenwriter: Ramin Rasouli

Premier Status: Regional premiere



2021: International Film Festival of India

2021: Chennai International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Ramin Rasouli

Producer: Siyavash Haghighi

Editor: Bahareh Baiedi Mashhadi Nezhad

Music: Shekib Mosadegh

Sound: Ali Zolfaghari

DOP / Camera: Mohammad Hossein Hajizadeh Saffar

Cast: Atefeh Amini, Negin Parsa, Amir Hossein Sadeghi, Fatemeh Khodadad, Fahim Ebrahimi, Abdol Hakim Vafa, Tomaj Danesh Behzad


Ramin Rasouli

Born in 1978 in Herat, Afghanistan, Ramin Rasouli started his film career in Iran and now resides in the Netherlands. His interest in cinema led him to start writing at the age of fourteen, and at the age of 16, he made his first 8mm film. He has made 10 short films and two feature films. His debut feature film, LINA, entered in the festival circuit in 2017. The Dogs Didn’t Sleep Last Night is his second feature film.

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