30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Red Hatchback Iran, Germany 2019 | 110 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Ashkan Najafi

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.

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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.
Original title: Hatchbak Ghermez
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Farsi
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Ashkan Najafi
Screenplay: Mohammad Rasoulof, Ashkan Najafi
Cast: Ali Zali, Rastin Hajbabaee, Fariba Talebi, Majid Potki
Producer: Mohammad Rasoulof, Kaveh Farnam, Rozita Hendijanian, Farzad Pak
Director of Photography: Reza Teymouri
Music: Dubravka Tomsic
Production Design: Saeed Asadi
Editor: Meysam Muini, Hoda Muini
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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Production: Cosmopol Film GmbH; Media Nest; Film in Iran
Contact: Mani Tilgner, Cosmopol Film GmbH:


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