The Rifleman (1983) - (Mehdi Fakhimzadeh) Iranian film poster
This is a 27" x 39" Iranian poster designed by Heddat to promote the 1983 film The Rifleman written and directed by Jamshid Heydari and starring Mehdi Fakhimzadeh as Seyyed Morad. Plot summary: Late in the time of the Qajar Dynasty the people in the towns and villages in the northern and southern parts of the country were under pressure to secure provisions for the foreign power. In one of the northern villages someone named Elahyar resisted and was arrested by the Cossacks. Seyyed Morad tried to save Elahyar by organizing an attack on the Cossack wagon that was carrying him to town to be hanged, but Elahyar was shot and fatally wounded by his captors during the attack. Seyyed Morad's remarks about the godlessness of the Cossacks led some groups of villagers to go public with their opposition. The Cossack commanders saw Seyyed Morad as the leader of the rebellion and ordered his arrest but the people fought the Cossacks and won. The circular stamp on the left side of the poster is a hand-applied seal of approval from the Office of Information and Exhibits at the Ministry of Islamic Guidance.
Cast and crew: Jamshid Heydari, Heddat, Mehdi Fakhimzazdeh, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Ahu Kheradmand, Enayat Bakhshi, Davoud Rashidi, Majid Mozaffari, Tooraj Mehrzad, Ezatallah Ramezanifar, Ali Shoa'i, Farhad mohabbat, Hossein Shahab, Amir Khusro, Nemat Haghighi, Manoochehr Afsari