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The President - © Bac Films Distribution

The President

A Feature film by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Release in France : 18/03/2015

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Bac Films Distribution

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Bac Films Distribution

Foreign production companies :

20 Steps Production, Makhmalbaf Film House

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Bac Films Distribution

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The President and his family run their country with an iron fist, enjoying a luxurious lifestyle while their subjects live in misery.
From one day to the next, a violent coup d’état puts an end to the dictatorship and the President becomes the most wanted man in the country.
With his 5-year-old grandson, he then tries to reach the sea, where a ship is waiting to transport them away from danger. Disguised as street musicians, they are confronted by the suffering and hatred that the President has provoked by his policies and attitude.



The President

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Full credits (9)

Assistant director :

Hana Makhmalbaf

Director of photography :

Konstantine Mindia Esadze

Editors :

Hana Makhmalbaf, Marziyeh Meshkini

Music Composers :

Guja Burduli, Tadjar Junaid

Costume designer :

Ketevan Kalandadze

Screenwriters :

Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Marziyeh Meshkini

Press Attaché (film) :

Robert Schlockoff

Production Designer :

Mamuka Esadze

Casting :

Eka Mzhavanadze

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Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

Georgia, France, Great Britain

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Minority French (Georgia, France, Great Britain)

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Runtime :

1 h 58 min

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Dolby 5.1