Shark of the South (1978) - (Iraj Ghaderi) Iranian one-sheet
This is a 27.5" x 39" Iranian poster designed by Bateni for the 1978 Samuel Khachikian film Shark of the South AKA Koose-ye Jonoob written by Amir Ghavidel and Bahman Zarrinpour and starring Iraj Ghaderi as Akbar. Plot summary: Akbar, Nader, Abbas and Reza, who have been good friends since childhood, all want to achieve an aspiration. Abbas and Nader are wearing uniforms, Akbar joins his uncle's smuggling gang and Reza, who is paralyzed, does not wish for anything other than to continue his friendship with the other three. Reza's sister Masoumeh and Akbar have been interested in each other since they were children. Akbar gains credibility among the members of the smuggling group and gets the nickname Shark. While transporting a shipment of smuggled goods Akbar kills a gendarme and goes to Abbas's house wounded. Abbas turns him over to the police and he is sentenced to death in court. Masoumeh visits Akbar and becomes engaged to him. Before the execution she asks that Nader serve as one of the excecutioners.
Cast and crew: Samuel Khachikian, Amir Ghavidel, Bahman Zarrinpour, Iraj Ghaderi, Morteza Aghili, Aram, Shahab Askari, Mansoor Khaki, Khashayar, Hassan Rezai, Karmen, Asghar Bichareh, Javaneh Jalilvand, Iraj Safdari, Vartan Tomas