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Bodyguard (2016)

A government bodyguard protects a politician from a suicide bomber, and then begins to question his dedication to his job.

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Ebrahim Hatamikia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Parviz Parastui ... Haj Heidar Zabihi
Merila Zare'i ... Haj Heidar's Wife
Babak Hamidian ... Meisam Zarrin
Amir Aghaee Amir Aghaee ... (as Amir Aghaei)
Farhad Ghaemian Farhad Ghaemian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ehsan Amani Ehsan Amani
Mahmoud Azizi Mahmoud Azizi
Amin Golestaneh Amin Golestaneh ... Drug dealer
Kimia Hosseini
Shila Khodadad Shila Khodadad ... Meisam's Fiance
Kamran Najafzadeh Kamran Najafzadeh
Parivash Nazarieh
Mohammad Rabbani Mohammad Rabbani
Pedram Sharifi Pedram Sharifi
Diba Zahedi Diba Zahedi
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Whilst on a security assignment for an influential politician, the head of security detail encounters a threat from a suicide bomber. The threat is ultimately dealt with, but forces him to examine both the personal and professional ramifications of the event. From acclaimed director Ebrahim Hatamikia, 'Bodyguard' delivers an intriguing and exhilarating narrative. Also received Best Actor (Parviz Parastui) and Best Visual Effects awards at the 34th Fajr International Film Festival. Written by IMVBox.com

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

16 March 2016 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Badigard See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran See more »

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Owj Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Bodyguard
19 July 2017 | by indiecinemamagazineSee all my reviews

With the film Bodyguard, Ebrahim Hatamikia managed to create a true masterpiece of cinematography.

It tells the story of a bodyguard, and although there were films on this topic before, but this picture stands apart. The film is perfect from the standpoint of cinematography, actors, and ideas.

The story begins with the main hero Hajji Heidar Zabihi, played by Parviz Parastoui, getting assigned to protect vice-president Dr. Solati. But during an assassination attempt by a suicide bomber the vice-president becomes injured and subsequently dies. After this Heidar receives another important mission to protect nuclear scientist Meisam Zarrin (portrayed by Babak Hamidian who received the Best Supporting Actor award at VIFF). The main character is constantly haunted by the images of his past and he questions his mission and his future. After some time he begins to doubt that he did everything he could to protect Dr. Solati.

The film depicts well the modern Iranian society and although this film is very realistic it is also highly expressive. The film was highly successful in Iran where it grossed $1.85 million in the box-office but it is less known in the West. Nevertheless it deserves attention of audience and critics worldwide because it is not only a popular film, but is also a powerful and spiritual art house picture.

Read more at: http://indie-cinema.com/2017/07/bodyguard-2016-viff-2017/


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