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A film within a film, "Looking for Oum Kulthum" is the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile, as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendary female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum. Through her... See more »

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Neda Rahmanian ...
Mitra
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Ghada
Mehdi Moinzadeh ...
Amir
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Ahmad / Latif
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Loudili Ahmed ...
Sheik Ebrahim
Soumaya Akaaboune ...
Hostess
Meriem Amrioui ...
Protest Leader
Ouways Asri ...
Young Nima
Bandar Atifi ...
Mohammed
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Protest Leader
Mohammed Bouih ...
General Nasser
Houda Charaf ...
Protest Leader
Eric Cuvelier ...
Producer 2 - Philip
Dalila Essafi ...
Hostess (King Farouk)
Rainer Guldener ...
Producer 1 - Hans
Rodin Hamidi ...
Cinematographer
Fatim Zehra Jennane ...
Oum's Mother
Nour Kamar ...
Oum Kultum (young)
Adil Kettani ...
King Farouk
Larbi Meskali ...
Blind Sheikh Iman
Anass Moustatii ...
Clapper
Nadia Niazi ...
Older Lady
Najia Saber ...
Saadyia
Sarsar Moulay Said ...
Taxi Driver
Abdelfatah Sail ...
Sheik Khaled
Najia Skalli ...
Oum Kulthum (old)
Jalil Tijani ...
Adil

Directed by

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Shirin Neshat
Shoja Azari ... (co-director)

Written by

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Shoja Azari ... ()
 
Ahmad Diba ... (co-writer)
 
Shirin Neshat ... ()

Produced by

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Ahmed Amer ... associate producer
Shoja Azari ... producer
Beatrice Bulgari ... co-producer
Jerome de Noirmont ... executive producer
Marta Donzelli ... co-producer
Ilann Girard ... associate producer
Martin Gschlacht ... producer
Mohamed Hefzy ... associate producer
Ahmed Ibrahim ... associate producer
Gerhard Meixner ... producer
Shirin Neshat ... producer
Ole Nicolaisen ... line producer
Gregorio Paonessa ... co-producer
Roman Paul ... producer
Georges Schoucair ... co-producer
Antonin Svoboda ... producer
Bruno Wagner ... producer
Jamak Zandbaf ... associate producer

Music by

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Amin Bouhafa

Cinematography by

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Martin Gschlacht

Film Editing by

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Nadia Ben Rachid

Editorial Department

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Cyrus Dowlatshahi ... assistant editor
Alexander Gruber ... digital cinema mastering

Production Design by

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Erwin Prib

Art Direction by

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Attila Plangger
Halima Zniber

Set Decoration by

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Mark Rosinski

Costume Design by

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Mariano Tufano

Makeup Department

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Camilla Cavenaghi ... prosthetic trainee
Desideria Corridoni ... hair and wig designer
Francesca Galafassi ... prosthetic technician
Mina Ghoraishi ... makeup artist
Andrea Leanza ... prosthetic sculptor
Alexander Moser ... additional hair stylist: vienna
Alexander Moser ... makeup assistant
Khadija Najahi ... makeup artist
Antonello Resch ... key makeup artist
Mauro Tagliaventi ... assistant hair stylist
Hannelore Uhrmacher ... makeup assistant
Valentina Visintin ... key prosthetic makeup artist
Henriette Zwölfer ... makeup assistant

Production Management

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Laura Einmahl ... unit manager
Jalil Lamriki ... unit manager
Saida Yahyaoui ... production assistant

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tarik Hkim ... second assistant director
Jacquier Lucas ... second second assistant director
Marian Mlynek ... second assistant director
Ghita Moumen ... trainee assistant director
Marouane Reda ... third assistant director
Sarra Rkha ... second second assistant director
Manuel Siebert ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Abdou Alaoui ... buyer
Thiare Galleguillos ... stand-by props
Fatim Lahlou ... assistant set decorator
Rhita Lakhdar ... art department coordinator
Laura Nasmyth ... property master
David Thummerer ... stand-by props
Mimouni Youssef ... props buyer

Sound Department

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Amouzoune Abderazak ... boom operator
David Almeida Ribeiro ... boom operator
Harald Ansorge ... senior audio producer
Claus Benischke ... sound mixer (as Claus Benischke-Lang)
Noemi Hampel ... sound designer
Jörg Klaussner ... foley recordist
Lasse Kröger ... adr recordist
Tina Laschke ... foley editor
Alessandro Mongardini ... adr recordist
Peter Roigk ... foley artist
Matthias Schwab ... re-recording mixer
Markus Wurster ... mixing assistant

Visual Effects by

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Martin Stegmayer ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brahim Amarak ... gaffer
Jean-Marc Bringuier ... steadicam operator (as Jean Marc Bringuier)
Martin Böhme ... electrician
Rainer Fritz ... digital imaging technician & dailies colorist
Lisa Ganser ... second assistant camera
Thomas Hollaus ... gaffer
Lyanboui Khaoula ... video assist operator
Thami Lahrach ... electrician
Alexander Pochobradsky ... best boy
Imad Rechiche ... assistant camera
Abdeghni Rifki ... key grip
Georg Schober ... assistant dolly grip austria
Andreas Stiedl ... electrician
Benkhay Taoufik ... grip
Nino Volpe ... focus puller
Taha Wasmine ... grip
Youssef Yania ... electrician
Wilfried Zant ... electrician

Casting Department

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Marwa Gabriel ... casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Samira Bejjoudi ... costume assistant
Emma Bellocq ... costume supervisor
Emmanuelle Bellocq ... costume supervisor
Abdeliah Bidari ... assistant costumer
Mattia Bionda ... head costume cutter
Luca Costigliolo ... Third assistant costume designer
Sigrid Dreger ... wardrobe
Julia Kassmannhuber ... costume assistant
Tiziano Musetti ... wardrobe supervisor
Silvia Segoloni ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Miloud Akdim ... location assistant
Simo Benali ... location assistant
Rabii El Bakki ... location manager
Felix Wagner ... location manager

Music Department

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Jean-Pierre Arquié ... score producer
Mark Berrow ... violin
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Emmanuel Deletang ... music producer
Sam Jones ... assistant to orchestrator
Sahbi Karoui ... scoring editor
Sylvain Morizet ... orchestrator
Vili Robert Ollila ... assistant to orchestrator
Colin Rae ... music preparation
James Shearman ... conductor
Jehan Stefan ... orchestrator / supervising orchestrator
Bruce White ... Viola

Script and Continuity Department

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Barbara Musger ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Olivia Alighiero ... press: Italy
Ahmed Amer ... screenplay advisor
Livia Barbieri ... production coordinator
Touria Bemali ... production accountant
Hind Bouab ... production coordinator
Khalid El Maya ... stage manager
Lara Facco ... press
Ursula Gaida ... production accountant
Natalia Gozdzik ... production staff
Jana Havlik ... production coordinator
Ahmed Ibrahim ... screenplay advisor
Hanaa Issa ... Production Financing
Ernestine Kahn ... dialogue coach: Neda Rahmanian
Lauren Mekhael ... finance executive
Flavia Schiavi ... press: Italy
Eva Trenka ... production accountant
Saida Yahyaoui ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A film within a film, "Looking for Oum Kulthum" is the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile, as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendary female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum. Through her difficult journey, not unlike her heroine's, she has to face the struggles, sacrifices and the price that a woman has to pay if she dares to cross the lines of a conservative male dominated society. Status: In Production Written by Razor Film Produktion Gmbh

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Also Known As
  • Auf der Suche nach Oum Kulthum (Germany)
  • Auf der Suche nach Oum Kulthum (Austria)
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  • 90 min
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