Che (2014 film)

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English poster of the film
Directed byEbrahim Hatamikia
Written byEbrahim Hatamikia
Produced byMehdi Karimi
CinematographyHossein Jafarian
Edited byMehdi Hosseinivand
Music byFardin Khalatbari
Release date
  • February 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)
Running time
90 minutes

Che (Persian: چ) is a 2014 Iranian biographical war film directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia. Che depicts 48 hours of the life of Mostafa Chamran, who was then defense minister of Iran. On August 16 and 17, 1979 he was sent by Ayatollah Khomeini to command several military operations in the civil war in the Kordestan region which was besieged by anti-revolutionary forces.[1][2] The film was submitted to the 32nd Fajr International Film Festival.[2] and won two Crystal Simorghs in the fields of best editing and best visual effects.[3] In addition to Chamran the film is also about Asghar Vesali who was killed during the war and the people of Paveh in Kermanshah province.[4]


Che is the seventh letter in Persian alphabet which is the first letter in Mostafa Chamran's family name.


Six months after 1979 Iranian revolution there were some news that Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan and Komalah forces in Kordestan are going to fight against Iranian revolutionary forces and take the freedom of the city in the region. Ordered by Ayatullah Khomeini, Mostafa Chamran is sent to the location to clear the city out of Kurdish forces. He has 48 hours.


Poster controversy[edit]

Iranian Che poster
Iranian Che poster
American Che poster
American Che poster
The two similar posters

Many Iranian websites noticed the similarity between the original Iranian poster design of the film and the poster for the unrelated 2008 film directed by Steven Soderbergh.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Soft War: The 2014 Fajr International Film Festival". Iran Media Program. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "". Tehran Times. Archived from the original on 2014-04-24.
  3. ^ ""Hussein, Who Said No", "Che" scoop up awards at Fajr Film Festival". Payvand website. Archived from the original on 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  4. ^ "Hatamikia portrays Chamran in 'Che'". Iran Daily.
  5. ^ "از هفت تیر کشی در سینما تا طراحی عجیب پوستر فیلم " چ " ابراهیم حاتمی کیا".
  6. ^ "تازه اکران / معرفی فیلم "چ" + عکس های فیلم و پشت صحنه و پوستر".

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