Duel (2004 film)

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Directed byAhmad Reza Darvish
Produced byTaghi Aligholizadeh
Written byRamin Mebdy
StarringSaeed Rad
Pejman Bazeghi
Parivash Nazarieh
Parviz Parastui
Hedieh Tehrani
Anoushirvan Arjmand
Kambiz Dirbaz
Abolfazl Shah Karam
Music byMajid Entezami
Edited byMostafa Kherghehpoosh
Distributed byTamasha Cultural Institute
Release date
  • 6 July 2004 (2004-07-06)
Running time
137 minutes
Budget$153 million

Duel (Persian: دوئل‎) is a 2004 Iranian war drama film[1] [2] It was directed by Ahmad Reza Darvish, who was mostly known for films about the Iran–Iraq War. Duel was shot in roughly 11 months in various cities of Iran. The first screening was at the Fajr International Film Festival, in 2004, where it won 8 Crystal Simorgh Award. Also, it is the first Iranian Movie to use Dolby Digital Sound. It is one of the most expensive independent movies ever made in Iranian cinema history.


Zeinal, an Iranian soldier who has been a prisoner of war for more than 20 years, returns only to see that he has been deemed a traitor. The story revolves around Zeinal and Eskanadar who both are looking for a chest containing several important documents.


  • Pejman Bazeghi as Zeinal
  • Saeed Rad as Eskandar
  • Parivash Nazarieh as Salimeh
  • Parviz Parastui as Yusef
  • Hedieh Tehrani as Haniyeh
  • Kambiz Dirbaz as Yahya
  • Anoushirvan Arjmand as Latif
  • Abolfazl Shah Karam as Mansour
  • Vahid Rahbani as Ismaeel
  • Nasrin Seaghat
  • Hossein Saharkhiz
  • Mohammad Ranjbar
  • Ali Mardaneh
  • Mehdi Saki
  • Rahman Bagherian
  • Tooraj Faramarzian
  • Shirin Dejagah
  • Abdolhossein Tosheh
  • Hossein Afshar
  • Mohammad Afravi
  • Arash Sarban
  • Sudabeh Alipour
  • Ahmad Sarafraz
  • Hossein Majdzadeh
  • Abbas Asakereh


  • Variety: An invigorating men-in-war movie, with an almost "Three Kings"-like flavor, Iranian action-drama "The Duel" will come as a pleasant surprise to auds sated by either peasant dramas or arty, metaphorical fare from the region. Punchily directed by Ahmad Reza Darvish, with a real sense of the smoke, noise and chaos of battle, this smart, well-played drama deserves wider recognition through the festival circuit as an example of quality commercial cinema from Iran. Ethnic-centered webs should also take note.



Music duel movie made by Majid Entezami, is That Including 20 Track. Have a different Entezami Album vestigial with Kamancheh, Bagpipes, Horn, Trombone, Ney and Trumpet in Choir.

Track listing[edit]

Soundtrack album by
Majid Entezami
Released11 November 2009
1."Esarat"Majid Entezami5:46
2."Meydan-e-Min"Majid Entezami3:03
3."Hojum"Majid Entezami1:05
4."Mehr"Majid Entezami2:19
5."Dagh-e-Nang"Majid Entezami1:09
6."Moghavemat"Majid Entezami1:49
7."Jashn-e-Rusta"Majid Entezami4:06
8."Arvand"Majid Entezami2:59
9."Nofuz"Majid Entezami5:12
10."Soghut"Majid Entezami2:06
11."Tufan"Majid Entezami2:13
12."Neshan-e-Eshgh"Majid Entezami1:34
13."Gharantineh"Majid Entezami2:11
14."Sandoghche"Majid Entezami2:15
15."Pishravi"Majid Entezami2:36
16."Bavar"Majid Entezami3:39
17."Zeinal"Majid Entezami3:34
18."Defa"Majid Entezami2:59
19."Didar"Majid Entezami1:26
20."Yadgar-e-Hanieh"Majid Entezami2:54



  1. ^ Elley, Derek. "Review: 'The Duel'". Variety.
  2. ^ "Iran's Modern Cinema (13)". Iran English Radio. Archived from the original on 2014-11-30. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  3. ^ "Duel - Original Soundtrack". Amazon.com.

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