Bodyguard (2016 film)

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Bodyguard
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Persian: بادیگارد
Directed byEbrahim Hatamikia
Produced byEhsan Muhammad Hasani
Written byEbrahim Hatamikia
StarringParviz Parastui
Merila Zarei
Babak Hamidian
Amir Aghaei
Music byKaren Homayounfar
CinematographyMahmoud Kalari
Edited byMehdi Hosseinivand
Production
companies
Release date
  • February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11) (Fajr)
CountryIran
LanguagePersian

Bodyguard (Persian: بادیگارد‎) is a 2016 Iranian film about a middle-aged man who protects high-ranking political figures in Iran. It is written and directed by Iranian film director Ebrahim Hatamikia.[1] The film was first shown in the 34th Fajr International Film Festival.[2] Parviz Parastoui, Merila Zarei, and Babak Hamidian star in the movie.[3][4] It is produced by Ehsan Muhammad Hasani.[5]

Synopsis[edit]

Bodyguard is the story of a middle-aged man who protects high-ranking political figures. However, he gets into trouble when a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest approaches the vice president. The director of the film stated "some motifs in Bodyguard to recollect his 1999 hit The Glass Agency."[1]

Actors[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The film awards in the 34th Fajr International Film Festival include:[7]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016
34th Fajr International Film Festival
Best Actor Parviz Parastouee Won
Best Music Karen Homayounfar Nominated
Best Filmography Mahmoud Kalari Nominated
Best visual effects Hadi Eslami Won

At the Vienna Independent Film Festival the film won the following awards:[8][9][10]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017
VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival
Best Director Ebrahim Hatamikia Won
Best Supporting Actor Babak Hamidian Won
Best Art Direction Ebrahim Hatamikia Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Bodyguard" director asks government to back movies on ISIL threat". Tehran Times Art Desk. Tehrantimes. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Fajr Names Main Section Films". Kayhan. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ "'The Bodyguard' shooting begins". Cultural service of Iran Daily. Iran Daily. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  4. ^ "The Bodyguard". centennialtheatre.com. 2015-11-25. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  5. ^ "List of bodyguard's actor is completed". Mehr News Agency. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Actors of Bodyguard film". Cinemabin. Archived from the original on 27 February 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  7. ^ "34th Fajr Filmfest wraps up". Cultural service of Mehr News. Mehr News Agency. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Hatamikia's 'Bodyguard' Collects Three Awards at Austrian Festival". Financial Tribune. 2017-07-10.
  9. ^ "Iran's 'Bodyguard' wins top prizes at VIFF 2017". Mehr News Agency. 2017-07-10.
  10. ^ ""The Bodyguard" secures three awards at Vienna film festival". Tehran Times. 2017-07-10.

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