Low Heights DVD - 2002 Iranian film directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia. Based on a true story, LOW HEIGHTS is an action film filled with dark humor. Ghassem (Hamid Farrokhnezhad) is a man at his wit's end and desperate to get his family out of Iran. Against the resonant backdrop of September 11, 2001, a nerve-frayed man orchestrates a hijacking to fly his child and pregnant wife out of Iran and provide them with a better life. His scheme includes filling the aircraft with his raucous extended family whom he has coaxed away from their war-torn city by telling them he has secured them jobs at a British oil company. A huge box office hit in Iran, this wild, fast-paced tragicomedy explores different facets of the country's disillusionment and despair with energy, humor and insight. In Farsi with English subtitles. Unrated, 115 minutes.