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