Monday, November 20, 2017

The Passage گذرگاه Ali Shah Hatami 1986 Iranian film poster

The Passage (1986) - (Ali Shah Hatami) Iranian poster

This is an 11.5" x 17" Iranian poster for the 1986 film The Passage written and directed by Shahriar Bahrani and starring Ali Shah Hatami. Plot summary: During the Iran-Iraq War a soldier named Naser along with three of his comrades-in-arms (Ahmad, Qasem and Mohammad) are sent to the front to patrol and collect information. Naser gave his wedding ring to his fiancee Atefeh, to whom he had just become engaged, just in case he didn't come back from the fighting. To conduct the mission they were planning to take a secret route shown to them by a local guide, but the guide was killed by the Iraqis and the group was obliged to use the main route for reconnaissance. The mission to blow up a logistics bridge along the passage was conducted well but Qasem and Mohammad, who were wearing Iraqi uniforms, were shot as spies. Naser and Ahmad both escaped after being tortured by two Iraqis.

Cast and crew: Ali Shah Hatami, Shahriar Bahrani, Mojgan Bani-Hashemi, Rouhollah Baradari, Ahmad Zeinalzadeh





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Report on a Murder گزارش یک قتل Akbar Zanjanpour Iranian film poster

Report on a Murder (1987) - (Akbar Zanjanpour) Iranian poster

This is an 11.5" x 17" poster designed by Heddat for the 1987 Mohammad Ali Najafi film A Report on a Murder written by Hassan Hedayat and Alireza Raisian and starring Akbar Zanjanpour as Captain Kalali. Plot summary: During the Iranian revolution in 1979 Captain Kalali, an old member of the Tudeh Party, is released from prison. He decides to kill Keymaram, former head of the party's military wing, who betrayed the party and was now head of the Rastakhiz Party and the Isfahan Iron Foundry.

Cast and crew: Mohammad Ali Najafi, Akbar Zanjanpour, Hassan Hedayat, Alireza Raisian, Homa Rusta, Ghotbeddin Sadeghi, Nasser Hashemi, Mahnaz Afzali, Ali Asghar Garmsiri





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Cargo محموله Jahangir Almasi 1988 Iranian film poster

Cargo (1988) - (Jahangir Almasi) Iranian poster

This is a 19.5" x 27.5" Iranian poster for the 1988 Sirus Alvand film Cargo written by Gholamreza Moosavi and starring Jahangir Almasi. Plot summary: Ali Danesh, an archaeologist with the Ministry of Culture and Art, was trying to dig up a 3000-year-old collection of tremendous value. Danesh informed some newspaper journalists about the discovery. The heads of the ministry, who wanted to seize the collection, reprimanded Danesh for informing the newspapers and they took steps with some foreigners to sell the collection. On the other hand General Azadi, who was collecting ancient artifacts for his personal museum and a broker named Nosrat were knocking themselves out to acquire the collection. Azadi, who had more influence than others, took control the collection despite the efforts of Danesh, and Nosrat absconded with it to get it into General Azadi's hands with a new transaction. The general and Nosrat were making a deal but before reaching the site for the talks Nosrat told his mother where the collection was located so she could make it available to Ali Danesh in case of danger. Danesh obtained some of the items discovered and buried them to keep them out of the hands of Azadi and the brokers. Azadi, who still wanted to get the collection, knocked out Danesh and was killed by Nosrat.

Cast and crew: Sirus Alvand, Gholamreza Moosavi, Jahangir Almasi, Habib Esmaili, Hamid Taati, Fatemah Motamed-Aria, Jamshid Layegh, Mozaffar Soltani, Enayat Bakhshi, Fahimeh Rastegar, Fereydoon Aboo Zia, Manoochehr Afsari, Hooshang Dibaian, Farhad Khanmohammadi, Hossein Moheb Ahari, Farrokh Nemati, Behrooz Razavi



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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Paeezan پاییزان Amin Tarokh 1987 Iranian film poster

Paeezan (1987) - (Amin Tarokh) Iranian poster

This is a 19" x 26" Iranian poster for the 1987 Rasoul Sadrameli film Paeezan written by Abolhassan Davoodi, Khosrow Dehghan, Fereydoun Jeyrani, Farid Mostafavi and Rasoul Sadrameli and starring Amin Tarokh as Masoud Mehrju. Plot summary: Masoud Mehrju is planning to leave the country and abandon his wife Parvaneh Mahan [Katayoun Riahi] and their child. Before the separation they take a trip to see a relative. On the way they pick up a stranger [Dariush Arjmand] on the roadside who has been injured in an accident. He forces them at gunpoint to take him to his home in the beautiful mountain village of Paeezan. The stranger dies before they get there, but first he says something to Masoud that causes him to change his mind about leaving the country. He goes back to living as before.

Cast and crew: Rasoul Sadrameli, Abolhassan Davoodi, Khosrow Dehghan, Fereydoun Jeyrani, Farid Mostafavi, Amin Tarokh, Dariush Arjmand, Katayoun Riahi, Milad Araghi, Jafar Vali, Mahin Shahabi, Farideh Dayramajd, Jamileh Sheikhi, Rooholah Mofidi, Dariush Arya, Masoud Kimiai, Fereydoun Shahbazian, Mehrdad Fakhimi



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Mirza Norooz's Shoes کفش های میرزا نوروز Ali Nassirian 1985 Iranian film poster

Mirza Norooz's Shoes (1985) - (Ali Nassirian) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 29" Iranian poster designed by Heddat for the 1985 Mohammad Motevaselani film Mirza Norooz's Shoes written by Dariush Farhang and Susan Taslimi and starring Ali Nassirian as Mirza Norooz. Plot summary: In this comedy set in premodern Iran Mirza Norooz is a pharmacist who is unwilling to discard his old worn-out shoes and buy new ones. This causes the people in his town to ridicule him and makes him unfit to appear at public functions. His wife and children are no longer able to tolerate the situation. They have left him and made the purchase of new shoes the condition for their return. Mirza finally decides to buy new shoes with much bitterness. He tries to discard his old worn-out shoes, but they cause problems for him no matter what he does with them. Things get so bad for him that he is almost beheaded by mistake. He finally gets relief when his old shoes are publicly burned. He then goes back to a peaceful life with his wife and children, who have come back home.

Cast and crew: Mohammad Motevaselani, Dariush Farhang, Susan Taslimi, Ali Nassirian, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Reza Abdi, Kazem Afrandnia, Saeed Amir Soleymani, Zahra Boroomand, Gohar Golkar, Asghar Khandan, Jamshid Layegh, Ezzatollah Ramazanifar, Sami Tahasuni, Mohammad Varshochi



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The Bus اتوبوس Hadi Eslami 1986 Iranian film poster

The Bus (1986) - (Hadi Eslami) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 38.5" Iranian poster for the 1986 Yadollah Samadi film The Bus written by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi and Dariush Farhang and starring Hadi Eslami as Ne'mat. Plot summary: The people in a village have been divided into upper and lower groups (Heydari and Ne'mati). The leader of the Ne'matis sells his salt mine to the village head man, who exacerbates the rancor between the two groups, and buys a used bus for use transporting passengers. The arrival of the bus in the village undercuts the passenger transport business for the Heydaris and intensifies the conflicts. Meanwhile the village head man encourages the leader of the Heydaries to sell him his mill and then buy the bus. The tensions keep escalating. Intermediaries and advice from the village teacher and its elder are of no value. The lack of passengers and the poor business cause Ne'mat Khan to fall behind on his payments and when the sellers of the used bus come to the village to repossess it Ne'mat Khan goes after the village head man with a club and demands the return of his salt mine. Heydar Khan and the people of the village also stand before the village head man in support of Ne'mat. The village head man returns the salt mine and the mill. The old hostility becomes friendship when Ne'mat's daughter marries Heydar's son.

Cast and crew: Yadollah Samadi, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Dariush Farhang, Hadi Eslami, Hamid Taati, Morteza Ahmadi, Saeed Abbasi, Ghlamreza Azizi, Khosro Dastgir, Mahnaz Eslami, Mehri Mehrinia, Hossein Memarzade, Mohammad Reza Morseli, Mohammad Poursattar, yoosef Samad Zadeh, Asghar Zamani





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My Daughter Sahar دخترم سحر Reza Rooygari 1990 Iranian film poster

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My Daughter Sahar (1990) - (Reza Rooygari) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 38" Iranian poster for the 1990 Majid Gharizadeh film My Daughter Sahar starring Reza Rooygari as Javad. Plot summary: Javad and his young wife Atefeh [Mahshid Afsharzadeh] are in conflict over the treatment of their paralytic daughter Sahar [Sara Mahin Torabi]. Javad is in financial difficulties and has no hope for his daughter's improvement, but Atefeh is heartened by encouragement from their child's physician. He tells her an experienced surgeon may be able to solve theproblem and gives her his contact information. Meanwhile one of Javad's friends named Reza, [Mohammad Shiri] who is a theater director, encourages him to take an important part in a children's play.

Cast and crew: Majid Gharizadeh, Simin Bazarjani, Reza Rooygari, Mahshid Afsharzadeh, Sara Mahin Torabi, Mohammad Shiri, Nematollah Gorji, Mehri Vadadian, Parvaneh Dabbaghi, Farhad Nikpoor, Fereshteh Mo'tamedi, Nahid Dadashian, Mohammad Abhari, Aghdas Sehhatbakhsh





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Burning Pines صنوبرهای سوزان Bijan Emkanian 1988 Iranian film poster

Burning Pines (1989) - (Bijan Emkanian) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 19" x 27" Iranian poster for the 1988 film Burning Pines written and directed by Abbas Sheikhbabai and starring Bijan Emkanian. Plot summary: Seven families are living a miserable life in an old home known as The Wasteland. Their only pleasure is amusing themselves every night with a TV belonging to Mohammad, who is a page at the Laleh Theater. The TV is stolen one day. Mansour, the brother of Mohammad and Haj Amu, the owner of the house, suspects the renters and searches all the rooms in The Wasteland. He does not find anything until it becomes clear that the thief is none other than the owner of the television.

Cast and crew: Bijan Emkanian, Abbas Sheikhbabai, Morteza Ahmadi, Jamileh Sheikhi, Abdolreza Akbari, Fariba Kowsari, Behzad Farahani, Farideh Sepah Mansour, Atash Taghipour, Ali Golshan, Parisa Roshan





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The High School دبیرستان Bijan Emkanian 1986 Iranian film poster

The Highschool (1986) - (Bijan Emkanian) Iranian poster

This is a 12.5" x 24.5" Iranian poster for the 1986 Akbar Sadeghi film The Highschool written by Hossein Saffari based on a true story with different names and places and starring Bijan Emkanian as Ali Nasseri. Plot summary: Ali Nasseri, a biology teacher who has recently quit his addiction, goes back to his birthplace in the Province of Mazandaran after three years. Because of his father's good background he is returned to his teaching job. He takes a personal interest in the problems of a troubled student.

Cast and crew: Akbar Sadeghi, Hossein Saffari, Bijan Emkanian, Veresk Bridge, Afsaneh Bayegan, Sadegh Hatefi, Hamid Taleghani, Azita Lachini, Saeed Mirbagheri, Mohammad Sarraf





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Friday, November 17, 2017

Enchanted Journey سفر جادویی Akbar Abdi 1990 Iranian poster

Enchanted Journey (1990) - (Akbar Abdi) Iranian poster

This is a 19" x 27" poster for the 1990 film Enchanted Journey written and directed by Abolhassan Davoodi and starring Akbar Abdi. Plot summary: Dr. Reza Kemali wanted to make an outstanding student of his child Sina. One day in fear of his father Sina hid inside the family washing machine. No one believed what Reza said about what had happened to his son so they hospitalized him. He ran away and when he did this he fell inside the hospital washing machine, where he found himself in the fantasy world where Sina had gone.

Cast and crew: Abolhassan Davoodi, Akbar Abdi, Azita Hajian, Saeed Sheikhzadeh, Farhang Mehrparvar, Hossein Moheb Ahari, Reza Abdi, Maryam Hazhirvand, Amir Hossein Ghahrayi, Fatemeh Taheri, Davood Malek Mahmoodi, Hamid Reza Moradi, Babak Badkoobe



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The Thief and the Writer دزد و نویسنده Khosro Shakibai 1975 Iranian poster

The Thief and the Writer (1975) - (Khosro Shakibai) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 38.75" poster designed by Bateni for the 1986 film The Thief and the Writer written and Directed by Kazem Ma'soumi and starring Khosro Shakibai as Rahman. Plot summary: After his release from prison Rahman decides he will live an honorable life, but is unable to find work because of his bad background.

Cast and crew: Kazem Ma'soumi, Ali Nassirian, Khosro Shakibai, Ahu Kheradmand, Ali Asghar Nejat, Mehri Mehrinia, Ahmad Behroozi, Hamid Nouri, Fazel Ma'soumi, Ahmad Abdollahi, Hushang Malek Ara, Narimani, Nasser Etteminan, Asghar Khandan, Parviz Shokri, Neshat



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The Train ترن Faramarz Gharabian 1988 Iranian poster

The Train (1988) - (Faramarz Gharibian) Iranian poster

This is a 27.5" x 19" Iranian poster for the 1988 film The Train written and directed by Amir Ghavidel and starring Faramarz Gharibian as Poulad. Plot summary: In 1979 a train carrying fuel oil for the army is rerouted by revolutionary forces to a cold remote mountain area with a fuel shortage. The train is stopped on the way and the conductor and his companion are arrested, but the locomotive operator is determined to take the runaway train to its destination.

Cast and crew: Amir Ghavidel, Hassan Hedayat, Enayat Bakhshi, Tooran Ghaderi, Faramarz Gharibian, Abbas Kasayi, Soroosh Khalili, Hossein Maleki, Kiumars Malekmotei, Amrollah Saberi, Khosro Shakibai



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Maybe Some Other Time شاید وقتی دیگر dir: Bahram Beyzai 1987 Iranian poster

Maybe Some Other Time (1987) - (dir: Bahram Bayzai) Iranian poster

This is a 26" x 19" Iranian poster for the 1987 film Maybe Some Other Time written and directed by Bahram Beizai and starring Susan Taslimi as Kian/Vida/their mother. Plot summary: Modabbar [Dariush Farhang] is a professional announcer for television films. While working on a documentary he sees his wife Kian sitting in a car with a stranger. He locates the man with the help of the director and editor of the film. His name is Homayoun Haqnegar [Ali-Reza Modjallal]. When he visits him at his shop Modabber realizes the woman he saw in the film was actually Haqnegar's wife Vida, Kian's twin sister. He takes Kian and his colleagues on a visit to Haqnegar at his home. After the shock reunion with her long-lost twin, Kian learns her father had died when she was a child, which helps her understand who she is and why her poverty-stricken mother abandoned her.

Cast and crew: Bahram Beizai, Simin Ansari, Siamak Atlassi, Dariush Farhang, Ghodrat Latifi, Jamshid Layegh, Hossein Mahjoub, Ali-Reza Modjallal, Sirous Nasiri, Abdolreza Radmanesh, Susan Taslimi



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Footprint in the Sand ردپایی بر شن Behzad Behzadpour 1987 Iranian poster

Footprint in the Sand (1987) - (Behzad Behzadpour) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 26" x 37.5" poster for the 1987 Mohamad Reza Honarmand film Footprint in the Sand written by Hossein Torabi and starring Behzad Behzadpour. Plot summary: The story is based on the memoirs of a nomadic tribesman. During World War II when the allies are in Iran a Soviet Army mapping group gets lost in the Iranian desert. Two of them die of hunger and thirst and another is killed during a confrontation with a desert youth who was on his way home after doing military service. When the Soviet army is looking for the ones who were killed it comes upon a camp of nomadic herders and finds evidence they had been through that area. The nomads are accused of killing the three Russians; the Russians arrest the men and take them to prison. The desert man who had killed the Russian soldier returns with people from the tribe looking for a confrontation. Ultimately the prisoners escape and break into the armory. Many of the Soviets are killed in a revolt at their garrison.

Cast and crew: Mohamad Reza Honarmand, Hossein Torabi, Behzad Behzadpour, Mohsen Zaehtab, Behrooz Razavi, Gholamreza Tabatyabai, Ebrahim Abadi, Mehraneh Mahin Torabi, Farideh Sepah Mansour



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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Devils on Vacation الشياطين في اجازة Mohamed Awad 1973 Egyptian one-sheet

Devils on Vacation (1973) - (Mohamed Awad) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster for the 1973 Houssam El-Din Mustafa film Devils on Vacation based on story screenplay and dialogue by Adly El-Mowaled and starring Mohamed Awad as Hamada. Plot summary: While Hamada was in the Abu Qir Mediterranean resort area Awad [Ghassan Mattar] hid some valuable diamonds in his camera. Hamada did not realize this because he was too busy enjoying himself with his friends Galal [Hassan Youssef] and Salah [Youssef Fakhr Eddine]. Awad's gang was pursuing them to get the diamonds; the police were also monitoring the situation waiting for the right time to get involved.

Cast and crew: Houssam El-Din Mustafa, Ibrahim Saleh, Adly El-Mowaled, Mohamed Awad, Hassan Youssef, Youssef Fakhr Eddine, Soheir Ramzy, Lebleba, Ghassan Mattar, Kanaan Wasfy, Tewfik El Dekn, Ahmed Abaza



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Ghawar the Soccer Player غوار لاعب الكرة Duraid Lahham Lebanese one-sheet

Ghawar the Soccer Player (1973) - (Duraid Lahham) Lebanese one-sheet

This is a 27.5" x 39" Lebanese poster for the 1972 Hulki Saner film Ghawar the Soccer Player based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Nihad Qali and starring Duraid Lahham as Ghawar

Cast and crew: Hulki Saner, Duraid Lahham, Farid Shawqi, Nihad Qali



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Watch out for Your Neighbors خلي بالك من جيرانك Adel Imam 1979 Egyptian one-sheet

Watch out for Your Neighbors (1979) - (Adel Imam) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Gasour for the 1979 Mohamed Abdel Aziz film Take Care of Your Neighbors based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Farouq Sabry and starring Adel Imam as the attorney Ahmed. Plot summary: A couple shares an apartment on their honeymoon with some strange neighbors.

Cast and crew: Adel Imam, Lebleba, Madiha Yousri, Fouad El-Mohandes, Wahid Seif, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, Mimi Gamal, Aly El Cherif, Farouq Sabry



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