A firm but empathetic nurse has to look after a young woman who ended up in a psychiatric hospital in a state resembling a stupor. Having finally broken her silence, the patient says that her cruel husband is trying to make her commit suicide so that he can take over her father's estate. Her mind is healthy after all-pretending to have psychological problems is a way for her to stay away from her domestic hell. The nurse tries to help her to an extent that goes beyond her professional responsibilities. In time, the situation becomes more and more complicated. Shot in black-and-white, the action takes place in a snow-bound city hit with recurring power failures. Asphyxia is a thriller and gothic melodrama in one. The spirt of Alfred Hitchcock inhabits the entire picture.
Fajr FF 2017 – Best Special Effects
Born in Kashmir in 1951, Fereydoun Jeyrani is a director and screenwriter. He began working in the film industry in the late 1970s. His credits include such titles as Ghermez,Ab va Atash and Soorati. He used to be the director, producer and host of a TV program about Iranian cinema.
1999 Ghermez / Red
2001 Ab va Atash / Water and Fire
2003 Soorati / Pink
2005 Salad-e fasl
2017 Duszność / Khafegi / Asphyxia