Hidden Fire (1990) - (Ali Akbar Bahadori) Iranian one-sheet
This is 26.5" x 38" poster designed by Bateni for the 1990 film Hidden Fire written and directed by Habib Kavosh and starring Ali Akbar Bahadori. This is an anti-Israeli propaganda film made in Persian for domestic consumption in Iran. It invokes the memory of the 16 September 1982 massacre at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp in West Beirut. Plot summary: In the early 1980s at a poolside gathering in southern Lebanon Jacob, a Jew of Lebanese extraction, is killed along with a number of his associates by a group of Israelis dressed as Palestinian combatants. Jacob's sister and his daughter Sara survive the attack. The Palestinian combatants realize the goal of the Israelis is to incite public opinion against their struggle so they expose the ones who are really behind the attack. After taking part in an unsuccessful terrorist operation against Abu Khalil and his son Abu Ali, Sara realizes her Israeli fiance designed and executed the plot to kill her father. Israeli soldiers retaliate and arrest a group of Palestinian leaders, including Abu Khalil. After this incident two Palestinian combatants wipe out the Israeli Command Staff in a suicide operation.
Cast and crew: Habib Kavosh, Ali Akbar Bahadori, Amir Baranlooyi, Adib Ghadoore, Mohammad Reza Haghgoo, Monia Jamalpoor, Farhang Mehrparvar, Farhad Mohabbat, Ali Asghar Nejat, Farhanaz Shademani, Masoomeh Taghipour