Mossadegh - 2007

Directed by Reza Allamehzadeh

A popular stage play detailing three chapters of Mohammad Mossadegh's life is captured on video for the first time. The first act shows Dr. Mossadegh (Nasser Rahmaninejad) as prime minister traveling to The Hague to defend his country's oil nationalization at the World Court. The second act shows Mossadegh's heated and at times comical debates with the inept military prosecutor General Azmoodeh (Hooman Azarkolah) at his trial. The third act depicts Dr. Mossadegh's final days under house arrest at his family home in Ahmad Abad.

Color, 1 hour 42 minutes, Farsi/French/English

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Cast


Nasser Rahmaninejad Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh
Hooman Azarkolah General Azmoodeh
Hamid Abdoulmaleki Military Judge, Receptionist
Farzin Bostejani Hossein Navab
Manouchehr Baghaei Colonel Khadivi
Ali Pourtash Dr. Gholam Hossein Mossadegh
Mirali Hosseini Narrator (Video Clips)

Crew


Writer Reza Allamehzadeh
Director Reza Allamehzadeh
Producer Bijan Shahmoradi
Director of Photography Barbod Taheri
Bahman Rouzbeh
Production Designer Farnaz Sedaghatbin
Editor Reza Allamehzadeh
Music Esfandiar Monfaredzadeh

Pictures


The three acts are broken up by season and feature historical footage to highlight events that occur between each segment.

The three acts are broken up by season and feature historical footage to highlight events that occur between each segment.

Dr. Mossadegh (Nasser Rahmaninejad) nervously waiting in the hotel lobby for the other members of his group who had traveled with him to The Hague.

Dr. Mossadegh (Nasser Rahmaninejad) nervously waiting in the hotel lobby for the other members of his group who had traveled with him to The Hague.

Mossadegh's son and physician Gholam Hossein (Ali Pourtash) shows him a political cartoon of the Prime Minister published in a British newspaper.

Mossadegh's son and physician Gholam Hossein (Ali Pourtash) shows him a political cartoon of the Prime Minister published in a British newspaper.

The Prime Minister is happy to receive an invitation from Queen Juliana of the Netherlands to a private meeting.

The Prime Minister is happy to receive an invitation from Queen Juliana of the Netherlands to a private meeting.

Troubling news from home leads to a fainting spell.

Troubling news from home leads to a fainting spell.

General Azmoodeh (Hooman Azarkolah, Right) heads up the prosecution at the trial of Mohammad Mossadegh.

General Azmoodeh (Hooman Azarkolah, Right) heads up the prosecution at the trial of Mohammad Mossadegh.

Mossadegh's quick wit overwhelms his prosecutor.

Mossadegh's quick wit overwhelms his prosecutor.

The aging Mossadegh finalizes his memoirs while under house arrest at Ahmad Abad.

The aging Mossadegh finalizes his memoirs while under house arrest at Ahmad Abad.

Mossadegh refuses to have European doctors brought to Iran, 'How long is a person supposed to live?'

Mossadegh refuses to have European doctors brought to Iran, "How long is a person supposed to live?"

Curtain call and final bows.

Curtain call and final bows.

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