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Prince Ehtejab Iran 1974 | 93 min | OV with English subtitles | Black & White | FF 2013

Bahman Farmanara

Prinz Ehtejab is the debut film of Bahman Farmanara (*1942). His film Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine (2000) which he directed and also starred in was his biggest success to date. In 2013, he was a candidate in the Iranian presidential election.

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Before the Pahlavis, who lost power with the fall of the Shah in 1979, another dynasty ruled Iran, that of the Qajars. With fine irony and beautifully composed pictures, the film tells of the approaching death of one of the last Qajars, Prince Ehtejab. He knows that he will soon die of TB and withdraws to the magnificent rooms of his winter palace. Here, he recalls the glorious days of the dynasty – and its end. He is visited by the ghosts of his father and grandfather, both of whom committed atrocities. The prince too: he is responsible for the death of his wife.
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Orig. Title: Shazdeh Ehtejab
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Persian
Section: Iran Deluxe
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Director: Bahman Farmanara
Screenplay: Bahman Farmanara, Houshang Golshiri
Cast: Jamshid Mashayekhi, Fakhri Khorvash, Nouri Kasraee, Vali Shirandami, Hossein Kasbian, Parvin Soleimani, F.Behjat Mohamadi
Producer: Bahman Farmanara
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Ahmad Pejman
Camera: Nemat Haghighi
Set Designer: Malek Jahan Khazai
Cutter: Abbas Ganjavi
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Production: Tele Film
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