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The President - © Bac Films Distribution

The President

A Feature film by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Release in France : 18/03/2015


    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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    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Bac Films Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Bac Films Distribution

    Foreign production companies :

    20 Steps, Makhmalbaf Film House

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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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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    Nationality :

    Minority French (Georgia, France, Great Britain)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 58 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1