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The Hunter

The Hunter (Shekarchi) | الصياد

Rafi Pitts |رافي بيتس

Iran, Germany | إيران، ألمانيا

2010

Color

35 mm

92 min

Farsi

English Subtitles

Director: Rafi Pitts

Script: Rafi Pitts

Cinematography: Mohammad Davudi

Editing:Hassan Hassandoost 

Sound: Hossein Bashash

Cast: Rafi Pitts, Mitra Hajjar, Sara, Ali Nicksaulat , Hassan Ghalenoi, Manoochehr Rahimi, Ismail Amini, Nasser Madahi, Ali Mazinani, Ossta Shah-Tir, Malak Khazai, Saba Yaghoobi

Production: Twenty Twenty Vision (Germany), Aftab Negaran (Iran)

In coproduction with: ARTE/ZDF

With the support of the World Cinema Fund

World Sales: The Match Factory

Contacts:

Thania Dimitrakopoulou

The Match Factory

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50670 Cologne – Germany

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W: www.the-match-factory.com

 

Synopsis

Ali has recently been released from prison and is now working as a night watchman in Tehran. This factory job means that he is now able to support his wife Sara and their daughter, Saba. One day, Ali returns home only to discover that Sara and Saba have disappeared. After long hours of waiting at the police station, he is informed that his wife was caught up in a shoot-out with demonstrators and was killed…

أطلق سراح علي حديثاً من السجن، وهو حالياً يعمل كحارس ليلي في طهران. يؤمن له عمله هذا في المصنع القدرة على إعالة زوجته سارة وابنتهما سابا. في يوم من الأيام، يعود علي من عمله ليكتشف أن زوجته أصيبت خلال إطلاق نارٍ على متظاهرين، وقتلت..

 

Biography

Filmmaker Rafi Pitts was born in Iran in 1967. He has worked with Leos Carax, and Jean-Luc Godard. His films include, Season Five (1997, Venice Film Festival), Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty (2003, Locarno Film Festival) and It's Winter (2006, Berlin Film Festival).

ولد المخرج رافي بيتس في طهران في العام 1967. عمل إلى جانب ليوس كاراكس وجان لوك غودار. أفلامه تتضمن الموسم الخامس (1997، مهرجان البندقية السينمائي)، وأبيل فرّارا: غير مذنب (2003، مهرجان لوكارنو السينمائي)، وإنه الشتاء (2006، مهرجان برلين السينمائي).

 

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