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

Thanks

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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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