In the summer of 1979, during a big crisis in a city in southwest of the country, Dr. Mostapha Chamran, a well known Iranian guerilla along with General Fallahi, commander land forces, enters the city to evaluate the situation. CHE narrates 48 hours in the life of Chamran when he is directly engaged in action in the city of Paveh, a city surrounded by anti revolutionary forces…
Born in Tehran in 1961, Ebrahim Hatamikia is one of the internationally recognized Iranian filmmaker who has devoted a considerable part of his work to the effects of imposed war on Iranian contemporary society and its consequences.
Graduated in screenwriting from The College of Cinema and Theatre/Arts University, Hatamikia began his film career in the front at the outbreak of the imposed war as cinematographer in THE CHRONICLE OF VICTORY group. His breakthrough films were THE SCOUT and THE IMMIGRANT as two different works in Iranian war movies. Preoccupied with the usual theme of consequences of war, he has won many awards in national film festivals and presented his recent works in prestigious international cinematic events-notably his THE GLASS AGENCY in Berlin and his THE RED RIBBON in San Sebastian. In 2003, he directed the popular TV Series, THE RED EARTH.
Feature Films (as director and screenwriter): 1987-THE IDENTITY; 1989-THE SCOUT; 1990-THE IMMIGRANT; 1991-UNION OF THE GOOD; 1992-FROM KARKHEH TO RHINE; 1994-THE GREEN ASHES; 1996-THE SCENT OF JOSEPH’S SHIRT; MINOO WATCH-TOWER; 1998-THE GLASS AGENCY; 1999-THE RED RIBBON; 2001-THE DEAD WAVE; 2002-LOW HEIGHTS; 2006- IN THE NAME OF FATHER; 2009- INVITATION; 2010– AS THE COLOR OF PURPLE (Completed in2003); 2011- CHRONICLE OF A CEREMONY; 2014- CHE.
CHE is a traditional voyage to remove the dust from an important incident in the contemporary history of my country. It is an opportunity to see how some idealist men became the myths of our times in those turbulent years.