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Mehran Tamadon
2023 France, Switzerland 110 min Language: Farsi

Taghi, Homa and Mazyar have been arrested and interrogated by the Iranian regime. All three testify with their bodies, with their gestures, and recount what resisting means, what breaking means. Is there a hope that the torturer will one day come to terms with his conscience?

Mehran Tamadon was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1972. He first studied architecture in Paris before turning to filmmaking. He directed his first documentary, Behesht zahra, in 2004. In 2010, he made Bassidji in which he documented his attempts to enter into a dialogue with the Basij militia whose members have dedicated their lives to defending the Iranian regime. The same principle was applied in his film Iranien which won the Grand Prix at Cinéma du Réel and screened in the Berlinale Forum in 2014.

Production :
L'Atelier documentaire (Raphaël Pillosio), Box Productions (Elena Tatti)
Screenplay :
Mehran Tamadon
Photography :
Patrick Tresch
Sound :
Terence Meunier, Marc Parazon, Laurent Malan
Editing :
Luc Forveille, Mehran Tamadon
Print source :
L'Atelier documentaire -

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