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Coup 53 ()


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Theatrical feature documentary on the story of Operation Ajax, the CIA/MI6 staged coup in 1953 in Iran that overthrew Prime Minister Mossadegh.

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Norman Darbyshire
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Self
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Self (archiveFootage)
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Self (archiveFootage)
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Self
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Self (archiveFootage)
David Talbot ...
Self
George McGee ...
Self (archiveFootage)
Shapour Bakhtiar ...
Self (archiveFootage)
Kermit Roosevelt ...
Self (archiveFootage)
Julian Amery ...
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Julian Willson ...
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Amir Pishdad ...
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Ervand Abrahamian ...
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Hedayat Matin Daftari ...
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Ashraf Pahlavi ...
Self (voice)
Stephen Meade ...
Self (archiveFootage)
Asadollah Aram ...
Self (archiveFootage)
Hamid Ahmadi ...
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Abol Ghasem Kashani ...
Self (archiveFootage)
Stephen Kinzer ...
Self
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Self (archiveFootage)
Esmail Yazdi ...
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Mehdi Houmayouni ...
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Malcolm Byrne ...
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Ardeshir Zahedi ...
Self
Fazlollah Zahedi ...
Self (archiveFootage)
Mousa Mehran ...
Self
Fereydoun Azarnour ...
Self
Abdolmajid Bayat ...
Self (archiveFootage)
George Middleton ...
Self
Alireza Saheb ...
Self
Siavush Randjbar-Daemi ...
Self

Directed by

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Taghi Amirani

Written by

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Taghi Amirani ... ()
 
Walter Murch ... ()

Produced by

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Fateme Ahmadi ... associate producer
Ali Amirani ... associate producer
Amir Amirani ... co-producer
Taghi Amirani ... producer
Immy Humes ... associate producer
Ahmad Kiarostami ... co-producer
Paul Zaentz ... producer

Music by

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Robert Miller

Cinematography by

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Taghi Amirani
Simon Fanthorpe
Chris Morphet
Claudia Raschke
Ben Richards

Film Editing by

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Walter Murch

Editorial Department

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Silvia Biagioni ... assistant editor
Zoe Davis ... associate editor
Paul Ensby ... digital intermediate colourist
Dan Farrell ... associate editor
Evelyn Franks ... Associate Editor
Leigh Myers ... digital intermediate coordinator
Caite Ni'Ceileachair ... post production paperwork
Shaheen Schleifer ... post production (uncredited)

Production Management

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Gisela Evert ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department

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Philip Clements ... foley recordist
Jim Goddard ... sound designer
Martin Jensen ... re-recording mixer
Sean O'Neil ... sound mixer
David Sendall ... re-recording mixer
Tom Stewart ... foley editor
Tom Williams ... dialogue editor
Julian Willson ... sound recordist
Anna Wright ... foley artist

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Angela Gigica ... Motion Graphics Designer

Stunts

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Hai Le ... stunt coordinator (as Manh Hai Le)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ali Amirani ... Additional cinematography
Graham Deneen ... assistant camera
Simon Fanthorpe ... Additional cinematography
Vicente Franco ... Additional cinematography
Abbas Kowsari ... Additional cinematography
Ben Richards ... Additional cinematography
Ines Sommer ... Additional cinematography
Moslem Tehrani ... Additional cinematography

Animation Department

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Ali Charmi ... animator
Rachel Gold ... live action producer
Robb Hart ... compositor
Kelvin Johnson ... animation artist
Vince Knight ... animation cinematographer
Martyn Pick ... animation director
Sharon Pinsker ... lead artist

Music Department

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Loire Cotler ... vocal soloist: Lori Colter
Nick Green ... music production assistant

Additional Crew

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Paul Gardner ... archive producer
Caitlin Kelly ... production assistant
Rosemary Rotondi ... archive reseacher
Salome Siavoshi ... Archive Researcher
Declan Smith ... archive reseacher

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Hilary Davis ... special thanks

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  • Fatts (Post Production Script Services)

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  • 120 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The rapid montage of file boxes near the end of the film is each labeled with brief details of US-backed coups and other US regime change attempts since the events of this film: 1953 - Mohammad Mossadegh - Iran; 1954 - Jacobo Árbenz - Guatemala; 1960 - Patrice Lumumba - Congo; 1961 - Rafael Trujillo - Dominican Republic; 1961 - Fidel Castro - Bay of Pigs; 1963 - Ngo Dinh Diem - South Vietnam; 1964 - Joao Goulart - Brazil; 1967 - Sukarno - Indonesia; 1973 - Salvador Allende - Chile; 1976 - Perón - Argentina; 1971 - Juan José Torres - Bolivia; 1983 - Grenada; 1960 - Kong Le - Laos; 1982-1989 - Nicaragua (Iran-Contra); 1980-1992 - El Salvador; 1965-1966 - Dominican Republic; 1988-2002 - Chavez - Venezuela; 1952 - Farouk - Egypt; 1959-present - Iraq. See more »

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