Houchang offers Nasser-Ali the opium pipe again. Nasser-Ali smokes. (0:12)
Nasser-Ali’s son Cyrus asks the babysitting neighbor, “Do you have opium?” (0:13)
Narrator: “So, Nasser-Ali had decided to die.
Nasser-Ali lies across a railroad track.
Nasser-Ali jumps from a cliff.
Nasser-Ali shoots himself in the head. (0:16)
Article title: “The Painless Suicide... kill oneself without suffering”
Narrator: “Then he remembered an article in a scientific journal, maintaining that the least painful way of departing this life was to take barbiturates then slip a plastic bag over one’s head.”
He swallows a bottle of pills then suffocates in a plastic bag. (0:17)
Narrator, referring to Nasser-Ali and his daughter Lili: “They were both... desperately melancholic.” (0:21)
Nasser-Ali’s brother Abdi tells his wife, referring to his sister-in-law Faranguisse, “The woman’s an idiot.”
”She’s an idiot.” (0:24)
Abdi tells Nasser-Ali, “I understand you’re depressed about your violin...” (0:28)
A student asks “Socrates, why did you drink this poison?” (0:32)
Narrator: “Sometimes Nasser-Ali was confused by his master...” (0:46)
Irâne’s shopkeeper father describes a clock to Nasser-Ali: “Solid gold face, insanely accurate mechanics...” (0:50)
Burial of Nasser-Ali’s mother Parvine. A beggar tells Nasser-Ali, “You think I’m crazy.” (0:56)
The Angel of Death tells Nasser-Ali, “Technically speaking, things are different for suicides.” (1:04)
Burial of Nasser-Ali. (1:25)