Friday, October 18, 2013

Monster [هیولا hayula] (1976) - (Reza Beyk Imanverdi)

Monster [هیولا hayula] (1976) - (Reza Beyk Imanverdi Iranian film poster

This is a 26.5" x 39" Iranian poster designed by Bateni to promote the 1976 Syamak Yasemi film Monster [هیولا hayula] starring Reza Beyk Imanverdi as the monster, based on a screenplay by Syamak Yasemi with cinematography by Ali Sadeqi. The film was produced by the Panorama Cinema Organization. Plot summary: Salarkhan, an influential man of property in the region, wants to marry his son Farhad to the daughter of the owner of a large estate to spread his own influence, but Farhad is more interested in Golnaz, a simple village girl, which thwarts his father's plan; Farhad gives a small cottage to Golnaz and her father. Although Salarkhan tries a few things to get Golnaz away from Farhad such as having her father thrown in jail, ultimately the pure and honest love between Farhad and Golnaz prevails. In this story the monster is a hunchback goatherd who is an object of local abuse because of his deformity. Having secretly observed the simple and good relationship between Farhad and Golnaz, he protects Golnaz from attackers and fights Salarkhan and his henchmen in their efforts to disrupt her relationship with Farhad. The monster and Golnaz are like Quasimodo and Esmeralda in some ways. Among all the people in the village it is only Golnaz who sees that the despised hunchback goatherd is actually a good man.

Cast and crew: Syamak Yasemi, Reza Bayk Imanverdi, Jamal Vafai, Aram, Manoochehr Valizade, Abbas Hekmatara, Javad Taghadosi, Sagher, Bahrami, Zabihollah Zabihpoor, Shahin, Behruz Shahinfar

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