The news prompted outrage across the globe. Many believed the boys were killed for being gay, though the charge against them was the raping of a 13 year old boy two years earlier. Further facts are scarce. Haram Iran imagines a possible, powerful version of the boys’ story. Both romantic and angry, it evokes all of the curiosity, humour, lust, comradeship, rage and rebellious spirit that unites teenagers the world over.