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O Iran
(Ey Iran)

by Nasser TAGHVAI

With the first stirrings of the revolutionary movement in1979, Sergeant Makvandi is assigned as the chief of the gendarmerie station in the small town of Masule. His rough and despotic treatment of his subordinates and the townspeople, makes the people go on strike, and Makvandi autocratically proclaims a curfew in the town. A number of people including the town dentist, forge an officiai letter in which they daim Makvandi has been promoted to the rank of a lieutenant. Makvandi asks the music teacher in the school where his son is enrolled, to teach the school children to sing the royal anthem during the celebrations arranged on the occasion of his promotion.The teacher refuses, and is arrested and tortured. Later, however, the music teacher is released with the médiation of the school principal. Subsequently it is agreed that the children will sing the national anthem during the celebration. On the appointed day, the célébration is disrupted when people receive news of Shah’s flight from the country.

  • Titre français
    O Iran
  • Original title
    Ey Iran
  • Titre international
    O Iran
  • Scénario
    Nasser TAGHVAI
  • Photo
    Mahmoud KALARI
  • Montage
    Abbas GANJAVI
  • Interprétation
    Akbar ABDI, Hossein SARSHAR, Hamid JEBELLI, Purandokht MOHEIMAN, Soraya HEKMAT, Mehran MOHAMMADI
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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