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The Red Hatchback

OT: Hatchbak Ghermez

Ashkan Najafi // Iran, Germany, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2019



Happiness on four wheels: a single dad and his son dream of owning their own car. Producer and writer is the Iranian film-maker Mohammad Rasulof.33-year old Ali lives in Tehran and does everything he can to give his 5-year old son a good life, despite their precarious financial situation. But then the child expresses a wish for a real car – a red coupé. It’s not just the money – inflation and corruption also stand in the way of the dream being realized. Nevertheless, Ali is determined to make his son happy. Whatever the price.


In 2005, ASHKAN NAJAFI (*1983) managed to flee Iran for Germany. He studied media technology at the HAW in Hamburg and has been in the film business ever since.



Hatchbak Ghermez

Fiction Feature



Iran, Germany


110 min

OV with German subtitles

Ashkan Najafi

Mohammad Rasoulof, Ashkan Najafi

Ali Zali, Rastin Hajbabaee, Fariba Talebi, Majid Potki

Mohammad Rasoulof, Kaveh Farnam, Rozita Hendijanian, Farzad Pak

Reza Teymouri

Meysam Muini, Hoda Muini

Dubravka Tomsic

Saeed Asadi

Cosmopol Film GmbH; Media Nest; Film in Iran

Mani Tilgner, Cosmopol Film GmbH: info@cosmopolfilm.de

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