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Bassidji

DIR: Mehran Tamadon
2009 / France, Iran, Switzerland / 114 min

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The Basij are a paramilitary volunteer militia founded in Iran in 1979. Today, they are both an official and widely branching moral-religious movement and a civil police force with only the Quran as a law text. The Iranian director Mehran Tamadon has used no less than three years to get the shy Basiji to talk, and his intelligent and patient approach manages to uncover the human doubt behind the religious elite's pathos-ridden rhetoric, which acts like a magnet on the country's unemployed youth. Tamadon grabs the country's ideological split by the roots, and if all you know about Iran is what you read in newspaper headlines, you are up for quite a few surprises. 'Bassidji' gives us images from a landscape where martyrs are celebrated as idols and the wreckages of bombed tanks stick out of the desert sand like fossils from endless wars.

About

Director Mehran Tamadon
Screenplay Mehran Tamadon
Dir. of Photography Madjid Gorjan
Editing Andrée Davanture, Rodolph Molla
Music
Sound Jérôme Cuendet
Duration 114 min
Year 2009
Country France, Iran, Switzerland
Colour Colour
Tags Middle East, religion, society, war
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Festivals

BRATISLAVA IFF, Bratislava, Slovaquie ...

BRATISLAVA IFF, Bratislava, Slovaquie, du 27 novembre au 4 décembre 2009


COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Copenhag, Danemark, du 6 au 15 novembre 2009


ASIATICA FILM MEDIALE, Rome, Italie, 29 octobre au 7 novembre 2009


JIHLAVA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Jihlava, Rép. Tchèque, du 27 octobre au 1er novembre 2009


DOK LEIPZIG, Leipzig, Allemagne, du 26 octobre au 1er novembre 2009


DOCLISBOA, Lisbonne, Portugal, 15 au 25 octobre 2009


Festival des 3 Continents, Nantes (F) 2009


Toronto International Film Festival (CA) 2009


Etats Généraux du film documentaire, Lussas (F) 2009


Visions du Réel, Nyon (CH) 2009

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