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Basij

Basij

A Feature film by Mehran Tamadon

Produced by Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

Release in France : 20/10/2010

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Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

Foreign production company :

Box Productions

French distribution :

Aloest Distribution

Co-production :

Interland

Film exports/foreign sales :

UDI - Urban Distribution International

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.

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