LINE OF RESCUE
Directed by: Vahid Mousaian
Written by: Vahid Mousaian, Mehdi Sajadeh Chi
Produced by: Azita Moghuie
Director of Photography: Mohammad Ezat Khah, Mohsen Fallahi
Editor: Bahram Dehghani
Music: Fereydoun Shahbazian
Sound-recordist: Mohammad Shahverdi
Sound Design: Mohammadreza Delpak
Costume Designer: Ana Sani
Make-up: Abdollah Eskandari
Cast: Amir Aghaei, Mostafa Zamani, Pegah Ahangarani, Ladan Mostofi.
Iran,2022, Color, DCP, 1:2/35, 120 mins.
Winter of 1977 in Tehran, General Ahmad Mogharrabi, the deputy chief of the country’s armed forces was arrested and immediately executed for espionage during an operation led by the eighth counterintelligence department of the security organization. During a search of his home, a strange device was discovered. A genius army officer is commissioned by the security service to decrypt the device, and while working, he discovers the contents of the encrypted information, including the names of some opponents, including himself. While fleeing to get information out of the organization he is severely injured and his young fiancée, who is not familiar with Tehran, takes him to the restaurant of a man she once had love bond with years before. The man initially helps the injured officer only to help the old lover, but gradually comes to terms with the fact that for some reasons he has to find an organization to rescue the people in danger and move them to a safe place. At the end of the story, the man who has changed in the course of the struggle is killed in a clash with the officer in charge of the eighth counterintelligence department and the officer is killed by revolutionary forces in the last days of the revolution.
Born in Khorramabad, Iran in 1969, Vahid Mousaian graduated from Art and Architecture Faculty with a degree in theatre. He made a number of short films, winning several prizes at both national and international film festivals. Mousaian's debut feature, WISHES OF THE LAND was the recipient of the Special Jury Prize at the 24th Moscow International Film Festival (2002), as well as the 19th Love International Film Festival in Mons, Belgium. His second feature film SILENCE OF THE SEA received the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 52nd Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival, the best music award at the 48th Asia Pacific Film Festival, and the best feature film and the best screenplay in the Dubrovnik Film Festival (Croatia), and competed in 2004 Sundance International Film Festival. His GOLCHEHREH was a winner at Houston, Boston and Batumi Film Festivals.
Feature Films: 2001- WISHES OF THE LAND; 2003- SILENCE OF THE SEA; 2004- SOLITUDE OF THE WIND; 2006- THE BRIGHT HOUSE; 2007- THE EARRING; THE LOST LAND; 2011- GOLCHEHREH; 2013- THE FOURTH CHILD, 2016- WHEN I’M BACK, 2022- LINE OF RESCUE.
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