Bodyguard (2016 film)

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Bodyguard
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Persian: بادیگارد
Directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia
Produced by Ehsan Muhammad Hasani
Written by Ebrahim Hatamikia
Starring Parviz Parastui
Merila Zarei
Babak Hamidian
Amir Aghaei
Music by Karen Homayounfar
Cinematography Maryam Zinati
Edited by Mehdi Hosseinivand
Production
companies
Release date
  • February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11) (Fajr)
Country Iran
Language Persian

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. 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 Bodyguord film". Cinemabin. 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.
  9. ^ "Iran's 'Bodyguard' wins top prizes at VIFF 2017". Mehr News Agency.
  10. ^ ""The Bodyguard" secures three awards at Vienna film festival". Tehran Times.

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