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Basij

Basij

A Feature film by Mehran Tamadon

Produced by Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

Release in France : 20/10/2010

    Synopsis

    In a desert, on a hill, men, women in chadors, and children wander in a vast open-air "museum" raised in memory of the martyrs of the Iran-Iraq war. It is the Iranian New Year, we are near the Iraqi border. A man guides me. He is tall and charismatic and is called Nader Malek-Kandi. For almost three years, I've chosen to enter deep into the heart of this world of the most extreme defenders of the Islamic Republic of Iran (the Basij), to better understand the paradigms that drive them. We come from the same country, and yet, everything divides us: an Iranian living in France, an atheist and child of Communist militants during the Shah's reign... everything about me clashes with the convictions of those who respect the dogma of the current regime. Nevertheless, a dialogue forms between us. But, between games of seduction and rhetoric, the moments of sincerity and the reality of the political and religious system that they defend, just where are our respective convictions ready to bend so as to understand the other.

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

    Foreign production company :

    Box Productions

    French distribution :

    Juste Distribution

    Co-production :

    Interland

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    UDI - Urban Distribution International

    Photos (8)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Catherine Dussart

    Foreign producers :

    Thierry Spicher, Elena Tatti

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Jean-Bernard Emery

    Sound Editor :

    Jérôme Cuendet

    Screenwriters :

    Mehran Tamadon, Laetitia Lemerle

    Director of Photography :

    Madjid Gorjian

    Editors :

    Andrée Davanture, Rodolphe Molla

    Sound Mixer :

    Jérôme Cuendet

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    Farsi

    Coproducer countries :

    Iran, France, Switzerland

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    2009

    French release :

    20/10/2010

    Runtime :

    1 h 54 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    124.331

    Visa issue date :

    21/09/2010

    Approval :

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2010

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2010)

    Selection

    Official International Selection

    Presskit

    Website