Daryush Shokof

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Daryush Shokof
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Native name داریوش شکوف
Born Ali Reza Shokoufandeh
(1954-06-25) June 25, 1954 (age 62)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Occupation Artist, Filmmaker
Years active 1990s - present

Daryush Shokof (Persian: داریوش شکوف, born 1954) is an Iranian artist, film director, writer, and film producer based in Germany.


He was born as Ali Reza Shokoufandeh on June 25, 1954 in Tehran, Iran.[1] Shokof graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in Physics and Mathematics. Shokof received an MBA from University of Dallas in Texas. He also studied art and film at New York University.[citation needed]

Visual art[edit]

Shokof first exhibited his artwork in gallery Maerz in Germany in 1984 and has exhibited in Germany, Italy and USA.[citation needed]


Shokof made his first movie, a short experimental film called Angels are Wired, in 1991. Since then he has made over 25 short and feature-length films and has written over 50 film scripts, some of which he made into movies himself.[citation needed]

Alleged kidnapping[edit]

Shokof claimed that he was kidnapped by four terrorists in the city of Cologne, Germany, in late May 2010, and was kept for over twelve days in the hands of four Arabic-speaking men. German police denied his statement and told the press that this story was not verifiable, and might have been staged to attract attention.[2][3]


This filmography includes only films listed in IMDB.[4]

Year Film
1990 Angels are Wired
1991 Dogs are not allowed
1996 Seven Servants
1997 Magass
2000 Tenussian Vaccuvasco
2003 She Would...
2003 Kiss, Long and Close
2004 Venussian Tabutasco
2005 A2Z
2006 Asudem
2007 Breathful
2007 Smoqing
2008 Epicalypse Now
2010 Iran Zendan
2011 Hitler's Grave
2012 Strange Stranger
2012 wordlessness
2012 Flushers
2012 Flushers 2
2012 Suicidal Girl
2015 poison works
2015 Directed by God
2015 para heaven and hell interview



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